Hey Checkyourlogs Fans,
Today I’m going to show you how we can restore a Hyper-V Host that was protected using Veeam Agent for Windows. For our solution, we have already created the recovery media on a 128GB USB stick and placed the 17 GB OS.VBK on this media. It is a self-contained restore this way with no requirements to go over the network. This particular issue happened when the onboard RAID 1 array broke and we lost the Host OS on the Server itself.
Reboot the Server
Boot from the Veeam Recovery Media USB Stick
Click on Bare Meta Recovery
On the Volume Level Restore Backup Location, we can select the path for the backup. In our case, we had a local copy that was viable, so we used it.
More realistically, this could be stored on a network share.
Now we are testing a solution where we would store the OS level Backup of the Hyper-V Host on a USB Stick and have one emergency stick per Host.
On the Volume Level Restore Select the Restore Point and click Next
On the Volume, Level Restore Entire Computer and click Next
On the Volume Level Restore Summary page click Restore
Note: The total restore time for this VM was less than 5 minutes in this configuration.
On the Volume Level Restore Click Finish.
On the pop-up dialog click ok and reboot the server.
After the Server rebooted, we were able to get into the server, and our Drives were back as expected.
I hope this helps you out.
entire computer is for new disk or format no ?
Can be a brand new disk no problem — I used this to migrate to a new RAID Array on the Host
Hi Dave, may I know if the physical host is one of Hyper-V cluster node, will this method work as well? or what other way is more suitable for a cluster node?
This method would work for a failed cluster node –> You might have to work with the disks to get them to resync if it is S2D –> I’ve done this before and it works.