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Virutal Server

  • With Virutalization and Quad Cores being all the rage we are looking at the possibility of implementing Virtual Server for select clients.

    If we were to use Acronis through Kaseya, what would be the recommended best practice? Put Acronis on the Host machine and image the vhd files or putAcronis on each Virtual Server? Does Acronis support that, I can't find definitive proof.

    There is possibly alicense issue here, but I'm looking for what works best. Any ideas/experience on if Acronis/VSS works with vhd?


    Legacy Forum Name: Virutal Server,
    Legacy Posted By Username: nvelocity
  • BU-DR does not work on the VM's so that is out. We have tried and sometimes get a backup and then the verification fails. After that...lights out. The Acronis agent is done for good. On some VM's it flat out deletes the files from the Program Files directory. Very odd results. Acronis says virtualization should work fine so we are not sure where to go from here. If you backup the host you must either shutdown or suspend the VM's and that is less than ideal...

    Legacy Forum Name: Backup and Disaster Recovery,
    Legacy Posted By Username: Kirk Harding
  • Kirk Harding wrote:
    BU-DR does not work on the VM's so that is out. We have tried and sometimes get a backup and then the verification fails. After that...lights out. The Acronis agent is done for good. On some VM's it flat out deletes the files from the Program Files directory. Very odd results. Acronis says virtualization should work fine so we are not sure where to go from here. If you backup the host you must either shutdown or suspend the VM's and that is less than ideal...

    Um.. Not sure what is going on over there. We have been using BUDR in virtuals for a long while now. No problems at all.

    Legacy Forum Name: Backup and Disaster Recovery,
    Legacy Posted By Username: far182
  • Are any 64 bit and do you use VMware Server? We have 7 VM's and every one showed the same behavior. Kaseya simply said VM imaging was not supported. We uninstalled and reinstalled, same results. Maybe we will try one more time.

    Legacy Forum Name: Backup and Disaster Recovery,
    Legacy Posted By Username: Kirk Harding
  • We know VMWare is a bit faster and more mature but we focus 100% on Microsoft Virtual Server. Yes, we are using 64bit Virtual Server.

    Legacy Forum Name: Backup and Disaster Recovery,
    Legacy Posted By Username: far182
  • We are running Virtual Server because we expect HyperVisor to be a leap forward. MSFT will close the gap and we'd like our images today to be compatible with our images next year.

    I will say that VMWare's physical to virtual converter is awesome. MSFT's is terrible. Hoping they catch up quickly.


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