Unable to Backup VHD files?


#1

Not sure if i’m going about this the wrong way.
Instead of running the client on the Virtual servers i’m trying to run it on the host.
However the back-up is failing:
-Client Log-
Starting scheduled full image backup of volume “D:”…
Error on client occurred: Error while reading from shadow copy device (1). Incorrect function.
Time taken for backing up client WIS-VH-01: 35m 1s
Backup failed
-End Client Log-
-Server Log-
Error on client occurred: Error while reading from shadow copy device (1). Incorrect function.
-End Server Log-

Do you guys normally backup the entire Hyper-V server or just just certain files and then backup the virtual machines individually?
Running Freenas Urbackup Server 2.2.8 and Windows Server 2012R2 client 2.2.5


#2

There is a urbackup commercial hyper-v client here: https://www.urbackup.org/commercial.html

Alternatively, you can do what you said and backup the entire host system image or just file backups. The hyper-v client makes it easier to restore individual VMs. I haven’t used the hyper-v client yet, but will be trying it out soon.