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Hyper-V 2016 Best Practices by Romain Serre, Benedict Berger

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Backup of virtual machines

A disaster recovery solution such as Hyper-V Replica or Storage Replica protects you from a lot of catastrophic scenarios; however, it's not a substitute for a successful backup. Hyper-V backup solutions shifted away from the classic grandfather-father-son backup schedule with nightly backups of every system. Modern Hyper-V backup solutions such as Microsoft's Data Protection Manager work host-based on a block level and track every change happening to any VM included in a backup. These changes are saved as an incremental, continual backup running every 15 minutes. These ensure a quick backup, a fast restore, and reduce data loss in the case of a recovery to a maximum of 15 minutes. Most Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs ...

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