Different methods

Backup virtual machines (VMs) by installing the client in the VMs

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Conclusion: Preferred method if you already manage bare metal servers, have no problem installing software in the VMs or want have more fine grained backup configuration.

How to setup:

See 2.2 Client installation in the administration manual.

How to restore:

See 9 Restoring backups in the administration manual.

Backup and restore VMs using Windows Backup API

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Conclusion: Only use if you have an old Hyper-V version (<2016) or if it is a necessity that you use the snapshot functionality of your VM storage.

How to setup:

Install the client on the Hyper-V host. Afterwards select "Configure components to backup" on the tray icon and configure the VMs to backup. You can also run cd "C:\Program Files\UrBackup" then UrBackupClientGUI.exe selectWindowsComponents in a command window to get this selection screen.

How to restore:

Select "Restore components" on the tray icon and choose the time and VMs to restore, then restore. You can also run cd "C:\Program Files\UrBackup" then UrBackupClientGUI.exe restoreWindowsComponents in a command window to get this restore screen.

Backup and restore VMs using Hyper-V client

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Conclusion: Best method if you do not want to run a client in each VM and use Hyper-V >=2016

How to setup/restore:

See the Hyper-V client user manual