Cluster Shared Volume backups are fully supported in BackupChain Server Edition and Server Enterprise Edition.
It is recommended to limit read and write I/O speeds or to use separate network adapters for backup traffic, in order to keep the server network balanced.
You may need to use the domain administrator account for your iSCSI provider service in order to get the backup task to start successfully, depending on the iSCSI service you are using.
For live backups with VSS engagement (the recommended way to back up), you need to run BackupChain on the cluster node that actually hosts the VM you want to back up. You could back up virtual machines from another node as well using the file-based approach (discussed in previous section) but that approach “from a distance” does not involve VSS and hence will only give you a crash consistent live backup. A crash consistent backup is similar to a power loss event in a physical machine. Most production grade applications can handle a power loss event without data loss, such as a SQL database server. To achieve an application consistent live backup which will also notify the VM internally of the backup event, you need to run the backup on the same node that hosts the virtual machine you wish to back up. Application consistent backups require the VSS integration and this integration can only be managed from the VM’s host. VSS aware applications, such as database services and Exchange, prepare for live backup, flush their caches, and bring their file stores into a consistent state before the backup begins.
Do not perform a live migration while a backup is running because live backups cannot be processed when a VM switches hosts. Also, you need to configure BackupChain on the new cluster node when you reassign virtual machines to new hosts (select VM in Hyper-V tab table).
Note: You need to schedule CSV backups to run without overlaps because CSVs do not allow nodes to back up simultaneously.
Backup Software OverviewThe Best Backup Software in 2023 Download BackupChain®
BackupChain is the all-in-one server backup software for:
Disk Image Backup
Drive Cloning and Disk Copy
File Server Backup
Virtual Machine Backup
Server Backup Solution
- Best Practices for Server Backups
- NAS Backup: Buffalo, Drobo, Synology
- How to use BackupChain for Cloud and Remote
- DriveMaker: Map FTP, SFTP, S3 Sites to a Drive Letter (Freeware)
- VM Backup
- V4 Articles
- Knowledge Base
- Archive 2022
- Archive 2021
- Archive 2020
- Archive 2019
- Archive 2017
- Archive 2016
- Archive 2015
- Archive 2014
- Archive 2013
- BackupChain (German)
- German Help Pages
- BackupChain (Greek)
- BackupChain (Spanish)
- BackupChain (French)
- BackupChain (Dutch)
- BackupChain (Italian)
- BackupChain is an all-in-one, reliable backup solution for Windows and Hyper-V that is more affordable than Veeam, Acronis, and Altaro.
Other Backup How-To Guides
- BackupChain®: The Time Machine for Windows
- Video Step-by-Step Hyper-V Backup on Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022
- How to Fix ID 10102 VMMS: Failed to create the backup of virtual machine
- SMTP Troubleshooting Sending Email Alerts and Logs
- How to Easily Protect Your Servers Against Ransomware
- FTP Server TCP/IP Port Exhaustion Prevention
- Backup Software with Encryption for Windows 11, Windows Server 2022
- Carbonite vs. Acronis vs. BackupChain Cloud Backup Plans Review
- Backup Software with Portable and Perpetual Licensing
- How to Fix VolSnap 36 Error User Imposed Limit – Volume Snapshot
- Boot Hyper-V Server 2019, 2016 from USB Stick or Drive
- How to Fix Event 1135 FailoverClustering: Cluster node was removed
- Volume Shadow Copy Error Diagnostic Freeware VssDiag
- Server 2012 Pulled into Saved State With Server 2008 R2 Host
- How to Backup and Restore Hyper-V Virtual Machine
- Hyper-V Fixed Disks: Pros and Cons
- How to Rollout Windows Updates Without Internet Connection
- Convert VHD files to VHDX, VMDK, VDI, and Physical Disk
- How to Set up a Free NAS with NTFS for Backups and Hyper-V
- Image Backup for Hyper-V, VMware, OS, VirtualBox, System, Physical