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Backup of a Replica VM

First published on TECHNET on Apr 24, 2014 This blog post covers the scenarios and motivations that drive the backup of a Replica VM, and product guidance to administrators. Why backup a Replica VM? Ever since the advent of Hyper-V ... continue reading
Out-of-band Initial Replication (OOB IR) and Deduplication

Out-of-band Initial Replication (OOB IR) and Deduplication

First published on TECHNET on Jul 11, 2014 A recent conversation with a customer brought out the question: What is the best way to create an entire Replica site from scratch? At the surface this seems simple enough – configure ... continue reading
Using an existing VM for initial replication in Hyper-V Replica

Using an existing VM for initial replication in Hyper-V Replica

First published on TECHNET on Aug 27, 2013 Hyper-V Replica provides three methods to do initial replication: Send data over the network (Online IR) Send data using external media (OOB IR) Use an existing virtual machine as the initial copy ... continue reading
Replicating fixed disks to dynamic disks in Hyper-V Replica

Replicating fixed disks to dynamic disks in Hyper-V Replica

First published on TECHNET on Sep 24, 2013 A recent conversation with a hosting provider using Hyper-V Replica brought an interesting question to the fore. The hosting provider’s services were aimed primarily towards Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs), with one ... continue reading
Online resize of virtual disks attached to replicating virtual machines

Online resize of virtual disks attached to replicating virtual machines

First published on TECHNET on Nov 14, 2013 In Windows Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V added the ability to resize the virtual disks attached to a running virtual machine without having to shutdown the virtual machine. In this blog post we ... continue reading
Using data deduplication with Hyper-V Replica for storage savings

Using data deduplication with Hyper-V Replica for storage savings

First published on TECHNET on Dec 23, 2013 Protection of data has always been a priority for customers, and disaster recovery allows the protection of data with better restore times and lower data loss at the time of failover. However, ... continue reading