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DP 7.03 vs. HyperV 2012 R2, offline backup

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DP 7.03 vs. HyperV 2012 R2, offline backup


have anybody experience with backup MS HyperV 2012 R2 using HP Dataprotector (7.01 - 7.03)?

We have two HyperV farms (3nodes for 2012, 2nodes for 2012 R2).
Farm 2012 is backuped by HPDP using MS Volume Shadow Copy Writers integration. Each VM can be backuped ONLINE.

We would like use same method for 2012 R2 farm, but each VM is backuped OFFLINE (enter to save mode, creating snapshot, enter to running mode).

Is it possible to backup VM on HyperV 2012 R2 ONLINE?

OS on every VM is from Microsoft.

Thank you for your help.


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Re: DP 7.03 vs. HyperV 2012 R2, offline backup

The one case I got involved with pointed to a shortcoming with Hyper-V, that, after you added a certain number of Virtual machines, you would get a MS error saying that a backup was already in progress.  I wish I could tell you how many machines, but I really don't remember


This is currently an open issue with Microsoft