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Creating a Hyper-V Rapid Recovery Backup Set

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Applicable Products

These instructions apply to the following products:

  • Barracuda Intronis Backup - MSP

About Hyper-V Rapid Recovery Backup Sets

Hyper-V Rapid Recovery backup sets allow for much faster restore times than Hyper-V Standard backup sets.  You can also perform object-level restores from Hyper-V Rapid Recovery backups.  Rapid Recovery backup sets can only be stored locally, unlike Hyper-V Standard backup sets.  Hyper-V Rapid Recovery is designed to back up Hyper-V virtual machines frequently and restore quickly.  This guide will show you how to set up a Hyper-V Rapid Recovery backup set.

Before creating a Hyper-V Rapid Recovery backup set, make sure that you are familiar with the backup type restrictions and recommendations.

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Creating a Hyper-V Rapid Recovery Backup Set

  1. Log into ECHOportal and go to the Manage tab.  Navigate to the computer account to which you want to add a Hyper-V Rapid Recovery backup set.
  2. Go to the Backup tab.
  3. Click on the Create button next to Hyper-V Rapid Recovery in the Backup Type section.
  4. First,Provide a name for this backup set. To do this:

    • Click the pencil text at the top of the screen in order to be able to edit the text.
    • Enter the new name.
    • To save, click the green check mark.
    • If you need to cancel, click the red X.
  5. Choose a path where the backups will be stored by typing the UNC path in the Path: field at the top or by using the Browse... option.
  6. Choose which virtual machines you want included in the backup set and hit Next.  If a virtual machine on the list is grayed-out, that virtual machine is likely included in another Hyper-V Rapid Recovery backup set or is incompatible with Hyper-V backups.  Check this resource for compatibility concerns.
  7. Click the Schedule tab.
  8. Set a schedule for the backups by choosing a recurrence interval (minutes, hours, days, or weeks) and either how often the backup will run or on which days the backup will run.  If you want to add more than one schedule, click the Add New button.
  9. Keep in mind that if multiple Hyper-V backup sets (Standard or Rapid Recovery) run concurrently, all those involved will be slowed down.  Additionally, it is strongly recommended a Hyper-V Standard backup and a Hyper-V Rapid Recovery backup of the same virtual machine not overlap.
  10. Click Next or select the Retention tab.
  11. On the Retention tab, choose how many versions you wish to keep.  Under the Notes section, you can see, based on how often the backup runs, how far back in time you will have restorable versions for.
  12. Click Next or select the Advanced tab to continue.
  13. On the Advanced page, choose a temporary folder location. Your temporary folder location will only need 1-2 GB of free space. Then, choose whether or not you want to Enable Offline Backup Support.
  14. To see a summary of the backup set, click Next or select the Create Backup Set button to finish creation of the backup set.







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