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SnapManager for Hyper-V

List of SnapManager for Hyper-V limitations


It is important that you understand that some features are not supported in SnapManager 2.1 and later for Hyper-V .

  • Canceling, suspending, and resuming backup and restore jobs is not supported.

  • Policies cannot be copied across datasets.

  • Role-based access control (RBAC) is not supported.

  • Excluding virtual hard disks (VHDs) from a SnapManager for Hyper-V Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) backup job is not supported.

  • Single file restore from a backup copy is not natively supported.

  • Cross-version management is not supported; for example, you cannot use Client Console 1.2 to manage SnapManager 2.0 for Hyper-V, and vice versa.

  • If you start to restore a Hyper-V virtual machine (VM), and another backup or restoration of the same VM is in process, your attempt fails.

  • Restoring a deleted VM from a crash-consistent backup copy is supported only for Windows Server 2012.

  • Running different versions of SnapManager for Hyper-V on different nodes of a failover cluster is not supported.

  • Reverting from SnapManager 2.1 for Hyper-V is not supported.

  • Backup or restore jobs of virtual machines are not supported when users change the cluster ownership node while backing up or restoring.

  • Mixed-mode backups (of virtual machines containing files on CSV 2.0 volumes and SMB shares) are not supported.

  • After you migrate the storage of a VM to another location using Windows Server 2012, you cannot restore on that VM from backup copies made before the migration.

  • For Windows Server 2012, you cannot perform a backup job where the backup set includes both a Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) and a shared disk.

  • When configuring Manage Storage Connection Settings, you cannot use Remote Procedure Call (RPC) protocol; you can use only HTTP and HTTPS protocols.

  • Creating an application-consistent backup of a virtual machine (VM) that is stored on NAS storage is not supported by the Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V operating system.

    This limitation does not apply to crash-consistent backups. It only applies to the free Hyper-V server, which does not include file share shadow copy services.

  • The virtual switch name for a VM must be exactly the same for the primary and secondary Windows hosts.

  • Backup and restore operations require a FlexClone license when Hyper-V VMs are deployed over SMB 3.0.

  • The maximum supported LUN size for restore operations is 14 TB.

  • The following Hyper-V Servers do not support application-consistent backups of VMs:

    • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016 (free edition)

    • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2019 (free edition)

      Note that this limitation does not apply to crash-consistent backups or the following Windows platforms:

    • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter Edition

    • Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Standard and Datacenter Edition