Hyper-V server connection
Add new Hyper-V server connection
To add a new Hyper-V host connection, you first need to ensure the proper software is installed on the Hyper-V host. You’ll need the latest 6.7 version of the Windows agent as well as the latest version of the DR Imaging software installed. In version 6.7 and later, during the client creation, you can push this software to the Hyper-V Host.
If a client hasn’t already been created for this Hyper-V host you’ll want to do that now. For additional info, see Creating a Client Configuration.
Once the client is showing connected and ready we can now click Add Connection. A wizard will pop up which will guide you through the process of adding the Hyper-V host.
From the drop-down list, select the client that represents your Hyper-V host.
If haven’t yet added the client, you’re given the option to Add New Client, which will take you through the Creating a Client Configuration wizard.
You can also specify a description for your selected host, but this isn’t required. Click Next will continue the wizard.
Here you’ll have the option of registering all VMs currently local to the Hyper-V host at connection time. You’ll still be able to register each VM one at a time after the connection is created if you don’t enable this option.
Edit existing Hyper-V server connection
Click View Connections to open the connections dialog.
From this dialog you have the ability to disconnect, reconnect or completely remove a connection. To view further information about a particular connection select Properties from the context menu.
The Connection Properties dialog gives more in-depth information about a connection. From this dialog you can also edit address information (not editable if connected), view Host connection properties and number of hosted VMs.
Edit Hyper-V client configuration
To edit a Hyper-V client configuration, click the Edit button on the actions bar.
|Synthetic Full||Complete Hyper-V backups are a complete snapshot. Subsequent backups are appended to the previous backups and stored as a full file set/snapshot.|
|File Set||Hyper-V backups are complete and therefore don’t have an editable file set.|
|Deduplication||Hyper-V backups are always deduplicated.|
Restore Hyper-V client
To restore a backed up Hyper-V VM, launch the restore wizard via one of the following:
- Clients > Summary
- Clients > Hyper-V
- Jobs > History
With the exception of selecting the job itself from Job > History, you’ll be presented with the option of which job to restore.
Select the backup you wish to restore and click Next.
You’ll be prompted to select one of the connected Hyper-V hosts as a target restore location. If you don’t see the desired host, ensure that it’s currently connected (see Edit existing Hyper-V server connection). Choose a host and click Next.
The next step of the wizard will allow you to name the new VM. Hyper-V hosts will allow you to have multiple virtual VMs with the same name, so by default restored is appended to the original name. Change the name (optional) and the name click Next.
The final page is a summary page that’ll allow you to review the restore options you’ve selected. This page also has an option to power on the VM upon completion of the restore. By default this option is set to No. If you’re satisfied with the restore options, click Finish.
You can monitor the status of the restore in Clients > Hyper-V (see Action column).
Browse and restore Hyper-V backups
On the Summary tab, right-click a Hyper-V client to restore files from, and click Browse and Restore.
Select the job to restore files from.
Select the type of restore:
Browse and restore the files that make up (define) the VM. This includes the VM
.ovffile as well as its
.vmdkfile. Typically, these files are only useful if you need access to low-level, technical information regarding the VM.
Browse and restore the files that are contained on the VM hard disks. Each disk can be explored independently using our exclusive file system browser UI. This is a great way to restore selected files from within a VM without having to restore (and possibly create) the entire thing.
NoteMounting the VM disks may not be immediate. Once started, the process will make a copy of the disks to work from. Once copied, subsequent mounts/restore requests will be significantly faster.
Review your selections and click Finish.
Select the files and folders to restore.
Select the client and path to restore to. The path can be selected or browsed.
ImportantCurrently we are only able to restore to the existing VMware VMs or any system with an agent installed. If you are attempting to restore files to a Hyper-V VM, you will need to install the agent on the VM and create a client in the UI.
Restoring component files to a Hyper-V server will restore a
.vmdkfile, which Hyper-V is not able to use. The file will need to be converted to a
.vhdfile before it can be recognized by Hyper-V.
Click Restore to submit the restore job. The files are restored to the path specified.
Remove a Hyper-V client
To remove a Hyper-V client:
Go to Clients > Hyper-V.
Right-click the client you want to remove.
Click Unregister to open the wizard.
Follow the wizard instructions.
Remove all Hyper-V clients
Click View Connections.
Right-click the server to be removed, and click Remove.
This will open the wizard showing the list of VMs to be removed.
Click Yes to remove the connection and all VMs on the selected server.
You can choose to delete the jobs that’ll remove all of the jobs from the storage. Or you can choose to orphan the jobs that’ll allow them to remain in the CFA storage until they removed manually.