Hyper-V Backup and Restoration

With an intuitive GUI and wizards to create backups and perform restores, BackupAssist makes Hyper-V easy.

Back up Exchange and SQL Servers in Hyper-V and CSV environments while they are still running
Back up multiple Hyper-V guests (virtual machines) and the host machine in the same backup
Use imaging, replication or archiving backups to protect your Hyper-V environments on local and network destinations.
Restore selected data from inside the host or an entire guest using the BackupAssist Restore console.
Restore selected data from inside a guest using the BackupAssist Granular Restore Console.
Recover your Hyper-V environments from System Protection backups using RecoverAssist, a custom disaster recovery environment.
Support for critical and cutting-edge technologies such as Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS), Microsoft Replica and Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV).

Backups that meet your Hyper-V requirements

BackupAssist includes a selection of backup types including File Protection (replication) File Archiving (compression) and System Protection (imaging). These provide flexibility and a selection of backup destinations and schedules to choose from. Whether you want to use File Archiving to back up to a tape or DVD, or File Protection to back up your Hyper-V environment to an Rsync cloud or RDX drive, there is a backup solution for you.

The most powerful of the backup type available is System Protection. This technology can be used in a full host recovery and it can also be used to perform a granular restore of data with a Hyper-V guest (virtual machine). And like the other backup types, it supports a rich selection of destinations including external HDDs, RDX drives, and network locations such as NAS devices and iSCSI targets.

Flexible restore options for Hyper-V hosts and guests

Getting the balance between your backup and restore requirements is not always easy if you have many Hyper-V host machines with lots of guests (virtual machines). BackupAssist's System Protection cuts through these conflicting demands with backup jobs that can back up multiple Hyper-V guests and the host machine they reside on, in a single backup.

System Protection can be used to:

  • Perform a granular restore of data from within any of the guests in the backup, using the Hyper-V Granular Restore tool. Other products often require a separate backup of each guest to do this.
  • Restore the entire guest or files from within the host machine using the same backup, from the BackupAssist Restore Console.

License(s) Required

  • BackupAssist
  • Hyper-V Granular Restore Add-on


One-pass VHD image backup of the Host using Windows Server Backup to disk based devices.

Supported OS

Supported Host platforms:
Windows Hyper-V Server, Windows Server 2012 Core with Hyper-V Role, Windows Server 2008 Core with Hyper-V Role, Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V Role
Supported Guest platforms:
Windows Server 2012/2008/2003; Windows 8/7/Vista/XP
BackupAssist VM Granular Restore Console:
Windows Server 2012/2008/2003; Windows 8/7/Vista


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You can install the free fully functional 30-day trial version of BackupAssist Server in just a few minutes on any Windows (or virtual) PC and immediately begin setting up your backups. To continue using BackupAssist after you've completed your trial you will need to purchase a license key.