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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
Replication Health-Windows Server 2012 R2

Replication Health-Windows Server 2012 R2

First published on TECHNET on May 05, 2014 We have made improvements to the way we display Replication Health in Windows Server 2012 R2 to support Extend Replication. If you are new to measuring replication health, I would strongly suggest ... continue reading
Optimizing Hyper-V Replica HTTPS traffic using Riverbed SteelHead

Optimizing Hyper-V Replica HTTPS traffic using Riverbed SteelHead

First published on TECHNET on May 08, 2014 Hyper-V Replica support both Kerberos based authentication and certificate based authentication – the former sends the replication traffic between the two servers/sites over HTTP while the latter sends it over HTTPS. Network ... continue reading
Excluding virtual disks in Hyper-V Replica

Excluding virtual disks in Hyper-V Replica

First published on TECHNET on May 11, 2014 Since its introduction in Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V Replica has provided a way for users to exclude specific virtual disks from being replicated. This option is rarely exercised but can have a ... continue reading
Hyper-V Replica trouble-shooting wiki

Hyper-V Replica trouble-shooting wiki

First published on TECHNET on May 13, 2014 We are happy to announce the availability of Hyper-V Replica trouble-shooting Wiki here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/21948.hyper-v-replica-troubleshooting-guide.aspx This guide contains links and resources to trouble-shoot some common Hyper-V Replica failure scenarios. We will be updating ... continue reading

Application consistent recovery points with Windows Server 2008/2003 guest OS

First published on TECHNET on May 19, 2014 I recently had a conversation with a customer around a very interesting problem, and the insights that were gained there are worth sharing. The issue was about VSS errors popping up in ... continue reading

Disaster Recovery to Microsoft Azure – Part 1

First published on TECHNET on Jun 20, 2014 Drum roll please! We are super excited to announce the availability of the preview bits of Azure Site Recovery (ASR) which enables you to replicate Hyper-V VMs to Microsoft Azure for business ... continue reading

Azure Site Recovery – FAQ

First published on TECHNET on Jun 25, 2014 Quick post to clarify some frequently asked questions on the newly announced Azure Site Recovery service which enables you to protect your Hyper-V VMs to Microsoft Azure. The FAQ will not address ... continue reading
Azure Site Recovery – case of the “network connection failure”

Azure Site Recovery – case of the “network connection failure”

First published on TECHNET on Jul 06, 2014 Luís Caldeira is one of our early adopters who had pinged us with an interesting error. Thanks for reaching out to us Luís and sharing the details of your setup. I am ... 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