The Xopero application allows to backup virtual machines of Hyper-V server for users of Advanced license. To perform a backup, Xopero application must be installed on host which contains Hyper-V.
Xopero doesn't support backup of Hyper-V with cluster, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016 and Hyper-V on Windows 10.
Create the backup set
In order to create the Hyper-V database backup set, in client application, you should run the Backup set wizard by clicking on New backup set button in My backup sets tab.
In the Backup set wizard mark Advanced copy and select Hyper-V from dropdown list, then define the backup set name.
Xopero will automatically connect with the Hyper-V server and list existing virtual machines. In the Virtual machines filed you need to choose machines that will be added to the backup set. By clicking the All you will add all of the machines to current backup set.
Next, you have to define in which status the machine must be when the backup process starts in the field Virtual machines statuses. If the VM’s status is different than defined, it will not be backed up.
Restore of Hyper-V virtual machines
The Xopero Hyper-V virtual machine restore process is can be done in two ways. The first way requires getting the VM’s files from the backup while the second one is the virtual machine restore process to the Hyper-V server.
Restore a virtual machine backup
To restore a Hyper-V virtual machine backup, start the Xopero application and go to Restoring tab. All the virtual machines that have been backed up are available in the Hyper-V branch.
Expand that Hyper-V branch and select the virtual machine that will be restored. Then click the Restore selected button.
|If you want to restore one of the previous versions of selected virtual machine, right-click on its name and select Show file versions.|
In the new window with restore settings, you have to select destination, where the VM’s backup folder will be created.
Restore the virtual machine
To restore a Hyper-V virtual machine per server you have to choose Restore the virtual machine option.
In the next step select folder, to which machine filse will be downloaded, enter the Windows user name and password and also choose is the machine be restored with the old id number - Register only (which causes it to restore to the place backed up machine) or do you want to create new id - Generate new id.
After doing following steps will being download machine and then restore it to the server.