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Veeam Backup & Replication SureBackup Works for Microsoft Hyper-V

Veeam Backup & Replication SureBackup works 
Microsoft Hyper-V

It is important to understand how SureBackup works for Microsoft Hyper-V. 


1. As part of the application group and the VM under verification, Veeam Backup and Replication runs several tests: heartbeat, ping, and application testing.

2. Veeam Backup & Replication performs malware scanning on the data of the VMs in the application group and the VM under check with antivirus software if the SureBackup job is configured to do so.

3. Veeam Backup & Replication supports validation of backup files based on a CRC check, which is performed on the backup file from which the VM under verification is started as well as, optionally, on the backup files from which the VMs in an application group are started.

4. A VM under verification is automatically published to Veeam Backup & Replication from the application group. VMs are started directly from compressed and deduplicated backup files, which reside in the backup repository.

5. When Veeam Backup & Replication has completed the recovery verification process, it unpublishes the VMs and creates a report about their state. Backup administrators are notified by email.

As a backup image is verified, it remains read-only. A differencing disk (AVHD/AVHDX file) for the recovered VM is created for each change made during the VM's running process.

The following objects must be created in order to perform recovery verification:

Application Group: The application group gives you the ability to run all types of applications within the virtual machine, just as you would in a production environment. It is possible that a VM that is dependent on a group of VMs should be started during recovery verification.

SureBackup job: Recovery verification can be done through SureBackup job. You can run the SureBackup job manually or schedule it to run automatically by schedule.

Virtual/Isolated Lab: The virtual lab is an isolated virtual environment in which validated virtual machines and virtual machines from the application group are started and tested.

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