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Recovery of Hyper-V Clustered VM Option 1

 

With Data Protection Manager we can protect Hyper-V both in a stand alone and in a clustered environment

This post will cover how to recover a VM if its deleted by accident , more advanced scenarios / options will be covered in later posts

(in short don’t delete a VM if its broken power it off and recover)

Assumptions : Working Hyper-V Cluster / DPM Server

This post will show another way of recovering the VM to the original cluster , more Option Post to Follow for other methods.

 

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Help someone ate our VM’s

 

Our starting point is still the same , cluster functioning but no VM’s

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So to be able to recover we create the clustered VM

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Same name as the VM we are trying to recover , no additional info needs to be created we just need a empty VM

 

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Delete the VM on the Hyper-V host

 

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Normally to recover a VM we would go into the DPM Console , Recovery select the VM and hit Recover

 

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And recover to the Original Instance , overwriting it with the data from the restore

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So a restore of the VHDX and Configuration file back to the source

 

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Success !

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And the VM have been recovered to the Hyper-V server

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But as we deleted the VM before starting the recovery the Cluster Object isnt working

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Select the VM from the Cluster Manager and Remove

 

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Enter Cluster Manager and Configure Role

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Select Virtual Machine

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Select our VM that was restored

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Success !

 

 

best regards

Flemming Riis