Hyper-V Virtual Machine Backup Walkthrough

The Hyper-V Protected Item will help you perform backups of Hyper-V geust virtual machines on Windows Server.

The underlying technology is microsoft VSS and is compatible with all versions of Hyper-V running on Windows Server, including Windows Server 2022 (the latest version at the time of writing).

This backup type is only applicable when running on Windows Server. Hyper-V on Windows Desktop is not supported by this Protected Item type.

eazyBackup integrates with the Hyper-V VSS writer to perform a Hyper-V backup snapshot, including support for in-VM quiescence on supported guest operating systems.

Backing up a Hyper-V virtual machine with eazyBackup includes, but is not limited to:

  • its configuration file
  • all attached virtual drives
  • the contents of memory (if the machine was running)
  • the full tree of saved checkpoints

You can select individual virtual machines for backup, or choose “All virtual machines”.


Add New Protected Item:


Select Microsoft Hyper-V backup type and give the Protected Item a name:


Select VMs for backup by clicking the + button:


Select all Virtual Machines or individual VMs for backup:


The Item selection window shows you which VMs you have selected for backup - Click Next:


Create a new schedule, click the + button to create the schedule:


You can name the schedule:


Select the Time tab, click the + button to add scheduled run times:


Set your start time, then cllick OK and Next:


Default retention is 30 Backup Jobs, you can modify the retention settings here  to suite your requirements:


Click Finish to Save the Protected Item: