How to Efficiently Backup Hyper-V to Synology

NAS is a widely used storage solution in the enterprise sector, with many manufacturers offering user-friendly backup tools for Hyper-V backups. In this post, we will outline three methods for backing up Hyper-V to Synology.

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Updated on Apr 28, 2024

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Server virtualization improves the efficiency and flexibility of company IT environments. It is simple to virtualize a Windows server and begin utilizing Hyper-V virtual machines. Hyper-V VMs are used to support all kinds of business systems. Therefore, it is crucial to regularly back up Hyper-V VM data to prevent any potential data loss. 

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Synology is a commonly used NAS for data storage in companies. In this article, we present three methods for backing up Hyper-V to Synology: utilizing Synology Active Backup for Business, Windows Server Backup, or EaseUS Todo Backup Enterprise. You have the flexibility to choose the backup method that best suits your needs.

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How to Backup Hyper-V to Synology with Active Backup for Business

Active Backup for Business is a tool that enables you to safeguard your Hyper-V environments. Below are the step-by-step instructions on how to create a backup task using this feature.

1. Download Active Backup for Business in Package Center on your Synology NAS.
2. To get started with Active Backup for Business, select Virtual Machine > Microsoft Hyper-V tab, then click on Manage Hypervisor > Add. Enter the server address and account information to establish a connection with your Hyper-V. 

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3. Choose the VM you wish to back up from the list, then click the Create Task button to access the backup wizard.

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4. Select a shared folder as the backup destination and click Next. You will then need to specify the name and select the virtual machines for this backup task.

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5. Customize the backup settings and schedule, and enable the Retention Policy based on your requirements.

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6. Once you have reviewed the summary and confirmed all your task settings, click Apply to initiate the Hyper-V backup process.

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How to Backup Hyper-V to Synology with Windows Server Backup

Windows Server Backup is specifically designed for data backup within a Windows server environment. Once Windows Server Backup is installed, you can back up your Hyper-V to Synology by following these steps.
1. Ensure that your Synology NAS is configured and accessible on the network. And Set up a shared folder on the Synology NAS to serve as the backup destination.
2. Open Windows Server Backup in the Server Manager dashboard. In the window that appears, click on Backup Once from the Action menu.

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3. Click on Add Items. A list of volumes will appear, allowing you to select the Hyper-V option. Click OK and proceed to the next step.

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4. Choose the Synology shared folder as the backup destination to store your backup. Then click Backup. And backup process for your Hyper-V will commence.

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Backup Hyper-V to Synology with EaseUS Todo Backup Enterprise

While there may be requirements and limitations with the aforementioned tools for backing up Hyper-V VMs to a Synology NAS, we offer a superior backup solution for this task.

EaseUS Todo Backup Enterprise is a professional backup and disaster recovery solution designed for enterprise IT environments. It supports the backup of Hyper-V VMs on various Windows Server versions, including 2003/2008/2008 R2/2012/2012 R2/2016/2019. This solution allows you to designate a Synology NAS as the backup destination. With its user-friendly interface, you can easily create backup and restore jobs. Each time you need to back up a Hyper-V VM, you can do so in just 3 simple steps.

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1. After installing EaseUS Todo Backup Enterprise on the Virtual Machine, launch it and click New Task to set up a new backup.

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2. Choose the NAS drive as the backup destination. Then enter the IP/Name of the NAS device and the appropriate credentials to establish a connection with the NAS. Choose a folder to store your backup.

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3. Configure the backup settings including the backup schedule, retention policy, and encryption options. Once you have completed all the settings, click on Proceed to initiate the backup task.

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EaseUS Todo Backup Enterprise offers advanced options for backing up Hyper-V VMs to a NAS. This powerful enterprise backup solution is available for a free trial, so be sure not to miss out.

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FAQs for How to Efficiently Backup Hyper-V to Synology

1. What software can I use to back up Hyper-V to Synology?
You can use third-party backup software like EaseUS Todo Backup Enterprise to back up Hyper-V VMs to Synology NAS.

2. Do I need to install any additional software on Synology NAS to back up Hyper-V VMs?
No, you don't need to install any additional software on Synology NAS. You can use SMB or NFS protocol to access the NAS and copy the backup files.

3. How can I ensure the security of backups stored on Synology NAS?
You can enable encryption on EaseUS Todo Backup Enterprise to secure backup files. 

4. What is the recommended backup schedule for Hyper-V VMs?
It is recommended to schedule daily backups of Hyper-V VMs to ensure data protection and quick recovery in case of any failure.

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