The Hyper-V is a Windows built in tool that allows you to create a virtualized server computing environment, so you can run many operating system (OS) on a physical computer simultaneously. With Hyper-V, you can do more things without worrying about the hardware incompatibilities. Unlike other virtualization tools, Microsoft will still provide tech support for its official applications that run on Hyper-V. If you have virtual machines running on other virtualization tools, such as VMware, and VirtalBox, you can migrate them to Hyper-V. To do that, you need a Windows Server Hyper-V backup software.
Hyper-V backup software - AOMEI Backupper Server
AOMEI Backupper Serveris a Windows Server backup program that provides completely support for Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware, Virtualbox, and other virtual machine software. It supports Windows Server 2003/2008/2008 R2/2012/2012 R2 and the corresponding version of Windows PC OS. You can use it to backup to shared folder over network, so you can view the backups from either physical machine or virtual machine. It has many qualities that you think the best Hyper-V backup software requires: straightforward and aesthetically pleasing graphic user interface (GUI), bootable rescue media, 128-bit encryption, incremental/differential backups, email notification, PXE boot tool, etc. what’s more, it supports Dissimilar hardware restore that helps you to restore system backup to another computer with dissimilar hardware, which can be used to convert physical machine to virtual machine, and vice versus.
Steps to backup Hyper-V
The server backup software, AOMEI Backupper Server provides System Backup, Disk Backup, Partition Backup, and File Backup for server backup. To backup Hyper-V virtual machines, you can install AOMEI Backupper on the Hyper-V and backup it from there.
To backup Windows Server Hyper-V:
1. Open the Hyper-V virtual machine, and download, install and launch AOMEI Backupper.
2. Click System Backup under Backup tab. If you want to back up an entire disk drive, select Disk Backup instead.
3. The program will automatically include the required partitions for system backup in the backup, so you only need to click Step 2 to select a location to store the image backup.
4. Then you can configure a schedule to run this backup with full/incremental/differential backups, and enable Disk space management to delete old backups. To see more additional options, you can click Backup Options. After all settings are done, click Start Backup.
If you want to backup to virtual disk instead of shared folder, you can attach the virtual disk (VHD or VHDX formatted) in Disk Management. Then you can read or write data to the virtual disk in File Explorer. If you want to use this backup to migrate to physical machine or other virtual machines, you can, and then use dissimilar hardware restore to restore to where you want it be. As Windows Server Hyper-V backup software, AOMEI Backupper also allows you to restore or clone system from a GPT disk (UEFI based)to an MBR disk (BIOS based) while the destination disk remains bootable.