A. There are some additional steps backup applications need to perform to back up VMs from a CSV. All major backup software applications are currently undertaking these steps or have already completed them. You should check with your backup vendor to see if they support CSV, and if not, if there is a patch or update planned.
Sadly, the Windows Backup in-box backup applications don't currently support CSV.
If your backup software doesn't support CSV, make sure you back up your VMs from within the guests. Make sure you back up both system state and application data.Related Reading:
- Q. How do Cluster Shared Volumes work in Windows Server 2008 R2?
- Q. Will Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) snapshots work with Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) in Windows Server 2008 R2?
- Q. Does the included Windows Backup application in Windows Server 2008 R2 correctly back up Cluster Shared Volumes (CSVs)?
- Q. How do I manually and cleanly perform a disk defragmentation or use Chkdsk on a Cluster Shared Volume (CSV)?
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