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SnapManager for Hyper-V

How SnapManager for Hyper-V handles saved-state backups


Although the default behavior of SnapManager for Hyper-V is to cause backups containing virtual machines that are in the saved state to shut down or fail, you can perform a saved-state backup by moving the virtual machines to a dataset that has a policy that allows saved-state backups.

You can also create or edit your dataset policy to allow a saved-state virtual machine backup. If you choose this option, SnapManager for Hyper-V does not cause the backup to fail when the Hyper-V VSS writer backs up the virtual machine using the saved state or performs an offline backup of the virtual machine. However, performing a saved-state or offline backup can cause downtime.

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