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Data Protection Manager 2012 (Protecting Hyper V Guests)

 

repost from : scug.dk

 

One of the great features in Data Protection Manager is the ability to protect virtual machines without having to install agents, this will though Hyper-V and VSS create a backup of the virtual machine.

This is one of the many “smaller” features that completes the systemcenter suite of products , Hyper V and Virtual Machine Manager enables flexible automates virtualization and Data Protection Manager enables best of class backup of Windows Guests in the same Hyper-V Cluster.

Just one more reason to evaluate Hyper-V , Virtual Machine Manager and Data Protection Manager

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First we need to make sure that we have the DPM agent on all our Hyper-V Hosts so we can protect resources in a cluster (the same feature set is now available in DPM 2012 for stand alone hyper-v hosts.

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Create a Protection Group and browse though the cluster to the resource you want to protect.

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Setup protection goals and transfer the data for the first backup

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and lets transfer some data to the guest

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And head back into the Data Protection Manager and Create Recovery Point

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and Create Recovery Point for Short Term Protection

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and or backup is running

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and we can see that a backup will transfer the data moved into the guest instead of a full copy of the guest (this is new on stand alone hosts)

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And we can see our VHD file for the guest in our recovery options and we are able to drill and and restore individual items if needed

 
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