Hyper-V Replica Snapshot View in Windows Server 2012 R2

Hyper-V Replica Snapshot View in Windows Server 2012 R2

Q: I am using Hyper-V Replica configured with snapshots, so why in Windows Server 2012 R2 can't I see the snapshots when looking at the replica virtual machine?

A: In Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, if the option to maintain periodic snapshots of the primary virtual machine (VM) was enabled with Hyper-V Replica, then the replica VM would show those point-in-time snapshots in the Snapshots view of the replica VM.

In Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V, this is no longer the case. The various points in time are available and listed when performing an actual failover with Hyper-V Replica. They can also be seen using Windows PowerShell, as you can see below:

PS C:\> Get-VMSnapshot savdalapp01

VMName      Name          SnapshotType                                        CreationTime
------      ----          ------------                                        ------------
savdalapp01 savdalapp01 - Standard Replica - (12/2/2013 - 7:08:59 AM) Replica 12/2/2013 7...
savdalapp01 savdalapp01 - Standard Replica - (12/2/2013 - 8:09:00 AM) Replica 12/2/2013 8...
savdalapp01 savdalapp01 - Application-consistent Replica - (12/2/2013 - 9:09:00 AM) AppConsistentReplica 12/2/2013 9...
savdalapp01 savdalapp01 - Standard Replica - (12/2/2013 - 10:09:01 AM) Replica 12/2/2013 1...


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