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HVBackup 1.0 beta1

Rating:        Based on 16 ratings
Reviewed:  16 reviews
Downloads: 7839
Change Set: 73625
Released: Mar 30, 2012
Updated: May 19, 2012 by alexp
Dev status: Beta Help Icon

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HVBackup 1.0 beta1

Easy to use and powerful command line tool to perform Hyper-V virtual machine backups, in standalone and cluster (CSV) environments. Supports app consistent backups based on the Hyper V VSS provider integrated in the OS.

Works on Windows 2008, Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 8 (starting from the current beta)
Core and Hyper-V editions are fully supported!

Usage sample:

HVBackup -a -o c:\backup

The above command will backup all the virtual machines found on the host, creating a separate zip file for each one in the "c:\backup" folder. Note: the specified folder can be also on a remote server (e.g. \\yourserver\backup\path)

Reviews for this release

Excelent, great work ! ...
by hugonet on Nov 28, 2013 at 11:17 AM
Brilliant! Been using it in a production environment for months on Hyper-V 2012 server to successfully backup Win7,WinXP, Win2K3R2 and OpenSUSE12.1 VMs to our NAS box. Initially my concern was that it took VMs offline however it only appears that way in Hyper-V Manager the VM disappears when being backed up but it is really online and accessible. Only issue is with large VHDs it tends to crash
by foxpro on Nov 15, 2013 at 12:28 PM
Just loving it. Thanks guys - this software is awesome
by hostking on Nov 11, 2013 at 8:46 PM
Beautiful and simple tool, works like a charm, and is free and open source! What's more: alexp is definitely active on these boards and addressed a version problem within 48 hours after I mentioned it. Can I just say two words? YEAH. BABY.
by mercurial on Nov 5, 2013 at 11:03 PM
Excelent, great work !
by denikrejn on Oct 29, 2013 at 2:07 PM
I'm very pleased with the results of this free tool. It saved my project with Hyper-V + Cluster. Thanks a lot.
by valterleimv on Oct 17, 2013 at 7:07 PM
This stuff is perfect. And if it's not, I can fix it for me (i did), since I can get my hands on the source code. Good job! Keep it up.
by patyi on Jul 12, 2013 at 6:42 PM
Awesome ! this helped me lot.. Is there any way to backing up a Hyper-V VM from the host perspective by transferring a VM's individual file and folders.
by umohank on May 9, 2013 at 7:58 AM
Hello ! You're awesome ! Look at free tool to backup my VM on HyperV and your software do what i want ... when do you think restore command will be ready ? great job again !
by buggz on Apr 9, 2013 at 12:50 PM
Fantastic! Saved me so many headaches. Easily script and schedule my Hyper-V backups. Working for a non-profit limits my budget severely, and this works much better than the other paid solutions that we can afford. THANK YOU!
by Benjaminarthurt on Mar 27, 2013 at 3:25 PM
Great tool, exactly what I was looking for. Saves me a lot of headache. I look forward to future updates and features like differential backups and compression settings.
by dingbatic on Jan 23, 2013 at 5:32 PM
It works great ! So simple to use.
by cbr600 on Jun 27, 2012 at 3:17 PM
Works brilliantly and Opensource- I love it!
by OlivierOLEJNICZAK on May 14, 2012 at 8:08 PM
very cool tool. thanks a lot!
by cpfeil on Apr 13, 2012 at 3:35 PM
Hello, finally a nice solution to script VSS backups to UNC paths. I hope the tool will remain it's opensource spirit and you can manage to code the support for differential backups. Great tool!
by gertmattheeusen on Apr 6, 2012 at 5:13 PM
Works as planned! Can't find any free software anywhere else that supports CSV. Nice job!
by bestep on Apr 5, 2012 at 4:45 PM