Does each Hyper-V CSV Node Require a License?

You’ll need a Server Edition or Server Enterprise license and installation on each node and each node should use its own target folder, whether or not going to the same target device. The deduplication algorithm works on a file basis, meaning each file (VHDX) is deduplicated on its own in isolation. You would set up a schedule (daily, weekly, etc) on each node for the VMs it owns and once it’s set up it should be fine.
If all CSV nodes use the same network target you may want to space backups apart a little to avoid network collisions, which reduce overall network bandwidth, unless you have a direct connection to the target. On a Windows Server 2008 and R2 you don’t have a choice, you must space backups apart as they are not permitted to run simultaneously. The best strategy depends on your exact setup, available bandwidth, total bytes being backed up, etc.

Backup Software Overview

The Best Backup Software in 2022
Download BackupChain®

BackupChain Backup Software is the all-in-one Windows Server backup solution and includes:
Server Backup
Disk Image Backup
Drive Cloning and Disk Copy
VirtualBox Backup
VMware Backup
FTP Backup
Cloud Backup
File Server Backup
Virtual Machine Backup
Server Backup Solution

Hyper-V Backup

  • 18 Hyper-V Tips & Strategies You Need to Know
  • How to Back up Windows 10 Hyper-V VMs
  • Hyper-V Backup

    Popular

    Resources