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Backing up Virtual Machines

  • Does anyone know if the Kaseya backup works for virtual machines? I tried to backup and restore our virtual exchange server. It backed up fine, but the restore got a quarter way through before it hung each time at the same spot?

    Legacy Forum Name: Backing up Virtual Machines,
    Legacy Posted By Username: STI
  • With VSS, if I understand Kaseya's usage correctly, this should work. However, using VSS it also fails for me.

    You may need to use the pre/post scripts to stop your Virtual Server, then do the backup. Which would actually require you to script an additional step of saving state or gracefully shutting down the guest OS, then backing up your vhd.

    Or, shadow copy that drive, pull the shadow copy to a new dir and backup that backup.

    Then, just to be sure, backup the backup of the backup. Big Smile

    Legacy Forum Name: Backup and Disaster Recovery,
    Legacy Posted By Username: nvelocity