Frequently Asked Questions

Hyper-V Backup

Does IDrive BMR support agentless backup for Hyper-V machines?

Since Hyper-V is a Windows machine, using IDrive BMR for backup allows you to protect all the VMs too. For a successful bare-metal restore of the Hyper-V machines, ensure that VMs are present locally on the same Hyper-V server machine during backup.

All you have to do is install the backup agent on the Hyper-V machine, add it to the BMR device and initiate backup.

To install the backup agent on the Hyper-V machine,

  1. Download the agent and install it on the system you want to backup.
  2. You will be prompted with the following options:

    1. Select 'No' (recommended) if you want to automatically connect to any BMR device on your network.
    2. Select 'Yes' if you want to connect the client to a specific device. Enter the IP address. This is useful when you want to connect to a specific device in a network having multiple BMR devices installed.
  3. The IDrive BMR device detects the agent and starts full backup automatically for the first time.