Unitrends Backup & Recovery

Comprehensive Hyper-V Backup & Recovery

Host-and guest-level backup, recovery, and changed block tracking for Hyper-V.

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Microsoft Hyper-V Backup and Recovery Built for You

Ensure Hyper-V data resilience with Unitrends Backup - a robust solution offering seamless protection, quick recovery, and simplified management. Safeguard your critical assets effortlessly and recover from cyberattacks, data loss and downtime with confidence.

Hyper-V Backup and Recovery

Optimized Recovery Objectives

Achieve enterprise resilience with Unitrends for Hyper-V. Leverage hypervisor and guest-level protection to secure what's needed, whether a single file, database or full VM. SLA Policy automation, Incremental Forever schedules and application aware backups ensure minimal downtime and lightening-fast recovery of critical virtual assets.

Reduced Complexity

Streamline your backup process with Unitrends. Its intuitive interface and seamless integration with Hyper-V simplify configuration and monitoring. Automated schedules, global, adaptive deduplication, and encryption contribute to an efficient and user-friendly backup experience.

Enterprise-level Business Continuity

Elevate your data resilience with Unitrends. Tailor backup policies to meet enterprise standards. With features like offsite replication and robust recovery options, ensure continuous operations, safeguarding against unforeseen disruptions and reinforcing your business continuity strategy.

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Powerful Features of Unitrends Backup and Recovery for Hyper-V

Hyper-V Backup and Recovery

Guest, VM, and Host-Level Hyper-V Backup and Recovery

Offers comprehensive protection for Hyper-V with backups at guest, VM, and host levels, ensuring thorough data security and easy, fast recovery.

SLA Policy Automation

SLA Policy Automation

Unitrends Backup and Recovery automates Hyper-V scheduling with intelligent, policy-based management, ensuring Hyper-V environments are compliant with set SLAs while reducing manual oversight and enhancing reliability.

Intelligent Alerts

Intelligent Alerts

Leverage BackupIQ intelligent alerts to minimize alert noise and prioritize issues with backups or replication that put your Hyper-V SLAs at risk.

Ransomware Detection

Ransomware Detection

Utilizing advanced algorithms, Unitrends’ Predictive Analytics engine proactively identifies potential ransomware threat conditions in Hyper-V environments, enabling preemptive action to maintain smooth operations.

Recovery Assurance

Recovery Assurance

Recover with confidence knowing your backups are certified healthy and recoverable. Recovery Assurance automates application-level DR runbook testing for Hyper-V, certifying the underlying workloads and benchmarking RTO and RPO actuals.

Rapid Disaster Recovery

Rapid Disaster Recovery

Unitrends simplifies disaster recovery for Hyper-V with automated processes to minimize downtime. Instant recovery capabilities empower you to recover swiftly locally and at your DR site. Replicate to the Unitrends Cloud for white-glove disaster recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) for contractually guaranteed recovery SLAs.

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FAQ's about Hyper-V Backup and Recovery

Hyper-V is a virtualization platform developed by Microsoft, allowing users to run multiple operating systems on a single physical server. It facilitates efficient resource utilization and seamless management of virtual machines, enhancing scalability and flexibility in IT environments.

Hyper-V operates as a hypervisor, creating a virtualized layer between hardware and operating systems. It supports various Windows and Linux distributions, providing robust isolation and resource allocation. Hyper-V enables snapshot-based backups, live migrations, and dynamic memory allocation, optimizing server performance. It plays a pivotal role in building and managing cloud infrastructure, making it an integral component for modern IT solutions.

Backing up Hyper-V with third-party solutions like Unitrends is simple and effective. These solutions offer advanced features for comprehensive data protection. With Unitrends, you can schedule automated backups, ensuring the security of your Hyper-V environment and streamlining the recovery process.

Third-party solutions integrate smoothly with Hyper-V, providing flexibility in backup configurations. Unitrends, for instance, supports both incremental and full backups, tailoring to your needs. It employs application-aware backup techniques for consistent data protection. Additional features like deduplication, encryption, and offsite replication contribute to a robust backup strategy. In the event of system disruptions, these solutions facilitate quick and efficient recovery, minimizing potential downtime.

Hyper-V replication is a feature that allows real-time copying of virtual machines (VMs) from one Hyper-V host to another. This ensures data redundancy and minimizes downtime in case of a primary server failure, enhancing the overall resilience of the virtualized environment.

Hyper-V replication operates by continuously mirroring changes made to VMs from a primary host to a secondary host. This asynchronous replication provides a near real-time copy of VMs, offering a reliable disaster recovery solution. It enables swift failover to the secondary host in case of primary system issues, ensuring business continuity and minimizing data loss. Hyper-V replication is configurable, allowing users to set up replication frequencies based on their specific needs.

Hyper-V offers various backup types to suit diverse data protection needs. Key methods include full backups, capturing the entire VM; incremental backups, saving changes since the last backup; and differential backups, storing changes since the last full backup. This flexibility allows users to tailor their backup strategies based on efficiency and recovery requirements.

  • Full Backups: Capture the entire VM at a specific point in time, providing a comprehensive snapshot for restoration. While thorough, these backups may require more storage space and time.
  • Incremental Backups: Record changes made since the last backup, reducing storage requirements and backup duration. However, restoring may involve multiple incremental backups and the last full backup.
  • Differential Backups: Save changes since the last full backup, simplifying the restoration process compared to incremental backups. Although more storage-efficient than full backups, they require more space than incrementals.

Choosing the appropriate backup type depends on factors like recovery time objectives, available storage, and the balance between data completeness and efficiency.