Hyper-V Backup Utility – Update

Flexible Hyper-V Backup Utility A substantial update in terms of changes made under the hood, but I've also added a few new options requested by users. The biggest change is that errors are now handled properly and reported to the user in a reliable manner. All the changes are summarized below.   Version 20.07.13 Added... Continue Reading →

Hyper-V Backup Utility – a minor update

Flexible Hyper-V Backup Utility Just a minor update to fix a non-critical issue with the previous version and to bring it in line with the recent update of the Image Factory Utility.   2020-02-28: Version 20.02.28 ‘Artifact’ Fixed e-mail report extra line breaks in Outlook 365, Version 2001. Config report matches design of Image Factory... Continue Reading →

Hyper-V Backup Utility – Major Update

Flexible Hyper-V Backup Utility I've spent the past week away from home, and so I've been working on refactoring my Hyper-V Backup Utility and adding new features requested by users.   Version 2020.02.14 ‘Valentine’ Current known issues: The e-mail report has extra line breaks in Outlook 365, Version 2001. New features: Refactored code. Fully backwards... Continue Reading →

Hyper-V Virtual Machine Backup Utility Update v4.4

Download it from the Microsoft TechNet Gallery the PowerShell Gallery and GitHub. Today I've released a minor update to my Hyper-V Backup Utility. In version 4.4 I've added more feedback when the script is used interactively. Whether you are running Hyper-V on a Windows 10 desktop or a Windows Server 2016 cluster, this utility can be used to... Continue Reading →

Hyper-V Virtual Machine Backup Utility Update v4.3

Download it from the Microsoft TechNet Gallery the PowerShell Gallery and GitHub. Today I've released an update to my Hyper-V Backup Utility. In version 4.3 I've added the ability to specify the Hyper-V Virtual Machines you wish to backup using a TXT file. I've also improved some of the commenting and cleaned up some of the code. Whether... Continue Reading →

Hyper-V Virtual Machine Backup Utility Update v4.1

Download it from the Microsoft TechNet Gallery the PowerShell Gallery and GitHub. Today I've released an update to my Hyper-V Backup Utility PowerShell script. Version 4.1 adds zip file creation and the ability to keep a history of Virtual Machine backups. These new features are included along with the ability to backup Virtual Machines using the built-in Hyper-V... Continue Reading →

Hyper-V Backup Utility

Flexible Hyper-V Backup Utility Hyper-V Backup Utility can also be downloaded from: The Microsoft PowerShell Gallery GitHub A demonstration video is available on my YouTube channel. Please consider supporting my work: Sign up using Patreon. Support with a one-time payment using PayPal. If you’d like to get in touch with me please leave a comment,... Continue Reading →

Hyper-V Backup With Checkpoints/Snapshots

UPDATE: This post is old and intended as a walk through on how my original script was put together for those wishing to learn PowerShell. For the finished, up-to-date script please check out this post and you can download the script from my TechNet profile. I previously posted a quick and dirty Hyper-V backup script... Continue Reading →

A Quick and Dirty Hyper-V Backup Script

I've replaced this script with a much more robust script that will backup each VM, including checkpoints/snapshots. You can find that post here and download the script from my TechNet profile. Let's celebrate the holiday season with a quick PowerShell script to backup a Hyper-V server...or maybe you just need a quick and dirty, belt... Continue Reading →

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