How to Backup Hyper-V Guests

Hyper-V guests can be backed up using Attix5 Pro Server Edition and the VSS plugin.


  • Install the VSS plugin using the plugin installer (see the following FAQ for details)
  • Expand the VSS Plug-in in the backup selection tree, then Other, and Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer.
  • You can then select your virtual machine by right clicking the virtual machine names underneath and selecting Include.

 hyper v selection


When backing up Hyper-V guests, it is highly recommended to ensure that “Streaming Backup” is enabled under disk properties.

Hyper-V guest machines can be relatively large, and the “dump space” required for Staged mode can be considerable, so is not recommended.

0 (0)
Article Rating (No Votes)
Rate this article
    Attached Files
    There are no attachments for this article.
    There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
    Security Code Security Code
    Related Articles RSS Feed
    Throttle connection upload speed on Attix5 Pro
    Viewed 3910 times since Thu, May 15, 2014
    How to Restore Windows System State
    Viewed 2138 times since Sun, Aug 16, 2015
    How to backup MySQL on Attix5 Server Edition for Windows
    Viewed 3544 times since Fri, May 30, 2014
    Perform an Attix5 disk Snapshot
    Viewed 3623 times since Fri, Jun 13, 2014
    How to Run a Snapshot Import Restore
    Viewed 1558 times since Sun, Aug 16, 2015
    How to Run a Snapshot Export Backup
    Viewed 1675 times since Sun, Aug 16, 2015
    How to backup a MS SQL database using the Attix5 VSS plug-in
    Viewed 6513 times since Wed, Nov 12, 2014
    How to Backup Windows System State
    Viewed 1993 times since Sun, Aug 16, 2015