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Hyper-V Backups using built in Windows tools

At work we have decided to backup some of our Hyper-V servers to disk using the built in Windows 2008 tools and then back that up to tape for rotation. You will find instructions for this process in this article.

Enable VSS on the Hyper-V server

Install Windows Server Backup (WSB) feature

start /w ocsetup "WindowsServe Backup"

Edit the Registry

From command line:

reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WindowsServerBackup\ApplicationSupport\{66841CD4-6DED-4F4B-8F17-FD23F8DDC3DE}"

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