Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2019 – VM Backup best practices

Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2019 – with backups there are certainly key areas that can make the difference in effectively protecting your data or not protecting it. Let’s look at the following key areas in a Hyper-V environment for capturing effective backups

  • Hyper-V Checkpoints are not backups
  • Capture Hyper-V VM backups at the Hyper-V Host or Cluster level
  • Make use of Resilient Change Tracking (RST)
  • Use Application-aware backups
  • Make sure to use Hyper-V Integration Services
  • Encrypt your Hyper-V backups
  • Verify your Hyper-V backups

Let’s take a closer look at each of these one-by-one and see why they are important

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