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Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Host backup (wbadmin)

Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Host backup (wbadmin)

After using Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 (Free edition), I have a question about how to backup the Host.

I did research on Internet, most people is talking about using Windows Server Backup to do Host backup. Their instruction is based on Windows Server 2008 GUI.

Then, I tried to use the general server core approach to add Windows Server Backup to Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 to see if it works or not.

And the testing result is positive.

Steps for adding Windows Server Backup in Hyper-V Server 2008 R2

Step 1: Check if Windows Server Backup is installed by using the following command
oclist
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Step 2: Use the following command to add feature
ocsetup WindowsServerBackup
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Step 3: Check again to see if Windows Server Backup is installed
oclist
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Step 4: Use the following command to do system backup with system state
wbadmin start -backuptarget:p: -allcritical -systemstate
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Step 5: Backup completed
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