Host-Level vs. Guest-Level Hyper-V Backup
When using Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualization platform, backing up your virtual machines is of critical importance. To keep your VM data safe, you should be aware of the different methods of Hyper-V VM backup and which ones can best meet your needs. There are two different approaches to Hyper-V VM backup: guest-level and host-level. The guest-level method resembles physical machine backup, working at the VM level with the help of agents installed on each one. Host-level backup offers more advantages, working at the hypervisor level and backing up entire VMs, including their configurations, which makes recovery easier. Both are explored in detail in this blog post, along with the features of NAKIVO Backup & Replication for host-level backup.