Backup Copy Operations for Microsoft Hyper-V

Backup copy operations for the Virtual Server Agent mount the snapshots captured by IntelliSnap backups and then stream the backup data to a secondary copy on different media.

For general information about backup copy operations, see Backup Copy for IntelliSnap Backup. The general information includes the following topics:

  • Inline and offline backup copy operations
  • Configuring a storage policy to perform a backup copy operation
  • Running an inline backup copy operation
  • Running an offline backup copy operation
  • Running backup copy operations for specific jobs
  • Modifying an existing configuration for backup copy operations
  • Controlling parallel workflows
  • Backup copy reports
  • Backup copy alerts


If you plan to use a proxy for backup copy operations, install:

  • Hyper-V Role
  • Hyper-V agent

Note: Make sure the operating system version on the proxy computer is same or higher than the version on the Hyper-V host. However, for scenarios where the Hyper-V host is version 2012 R2 or older, the operating system version on the proxy computer must be the same version; it cannot be higher.


The proxy host designated for the backup copy operations cannot be a member of the cluster nodes where the source VM resides.

This includes Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) storage snapshots.

To designate the proxy host (MediaAgent) for this scenario, follow these steps:

  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers > virtualization_client > Virtual Server > instance > DefaultBackupSet.
  2. Right-click the default subclient, and then click Properties.
  3. In the Subclient Properties dialog box, click the IntelliSnap Operations tab.
  4. From the Use Proxy drop-down list box, select the MediaAgent accordingly.

There is a Microsoft limitation for Disk Signature changes.

You cannot implement Disk Signature changes at this time.

Last modified: 12/4/2018 8:50:38 PM