Back Up Hyper-V Virtual Machines

Managed Backup supports backup and restore of virtual machines that created and controlled by Hyper-V server. You can back up only local Hyper-V server.

System Requirements

Component Requirement
Operating System Windows Server 2008 or later

Generate Backup Agent for VMware

  1. Go to the Downloads page and click Get More to get a list of backup agents:

  1. Select the Virtual Machine Edition option and click the "OK" button.

  1. Wait until the requested build is prepared.
  2. When the build is ready, you will be able to see it in the Downloads panel as sandbox build.

To make a the Backup Agent for VMware accessible to your customers, click Make public.

After you have made the build public, your customers will be able to download it.


We offer two types of licenses for the Virtual Machine Edition - use the "Buy Licenses" button to purchase:

  • Virtual Machine Edition license (required) - a main license, it includes 2 Processor Sockets;
  • Virtual Machine Socket license - an additional license, includes 1 Processor Socket.

Note: You always need Virtual Machine Edition license before you can get additional sockets.

Note: You can back up virtual machines from local Hyper-V server only.

How to Back Up Hyper-V Virtual Machines

Step 1. Click on the "Backup Hyper-V" on the toolbar to start the Hyper-V Backup Wizard.

Step 2. Select a storage where you want to back up your virtual machines.

Step 3. Name your backup plan.

Step 4. Choose the virtual machines to back up. Provided are three options:

  • Back up all Virtual Machines - initiates backup of all virtual machines.
  • Back up all only running Virtual Machines - initiates backup only running machines at the moment of the backup. The stopped and not started virtual machines will be skipped.
  • Back up selected Virtual Machines - allows to select virtual machine(s) from the list to back up.

Step 6. Specify Compression and Encryption options.

Step 7. Set up Purge options.

Step 8. Specify the Schedule. Here you can select one of the predefined schedule templates or set up a custom schedule.

Step 9. Specify the Full Backup Schedule options. Because block level backup is used it is strongly recommended to run full backup periodically. Otherwise you will not be able to purge out of date versions (differential backups) because of thier dependency on an initial full backup.

Step 10. Specify Pre/Post commands you want to be executed before and/or after the backup completes.

Starting from Management Console version 5.0, pre- or post- actions for Backup Agents can be restricted by provider. To learn more about the pre-/post action settings, refer to the Global Agent Options and Companies chapters

Step 11. Set up notifications.

Step 12. Review a Summary and finish the Backup Wizard.