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Azure Backup Server - How to force standard checkpoint.

We are having an issue where backing up a VM in Hyper-V using MABS is falling over to Standard Checkpoints. This isn't an issue for us however when it failsover it creates an Error event in Event Manager which is raising a ticket everytime on our monitoring solution.

How can I tell MABS to use a Standard Checkpoint on this VM?

I have already tried to set this on the VM Settings however MABS seems to be ignoring the fact the Checkpoint is set to Standard only on the VM Settings.

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SadiqhAhmed-MSFT answered

Hello @BenjaminCramphorn-7732 Thank you for your post and I apologize for the delayed response.

I understand your requirement on enforcing MABS to perform Standard Checkpoint for your Hyper-V VM backup.

I believe you can’t instruct MABS to perform either Standard or Production Checkpoints. Regardless the option you set on the Hypervisor, the “CheckpointType” will be always equal to “SnapshotTypeRecovery”.

In other words MABS does Recovery Snapshots. As an example below, MABS do create Recovery Snapshots on the Hyper-V:


PS C:\Users\azadmin.CONTOSO> Get-VMSnapshot -VMName Wi2019STD


VMName Name SnapshotType CreationTime ParentSnapshotName


Wi2019STD DPM-MABSV3-(12/9/2020 - 11:27:30) Recovery 12/9/2020 11:27:59 AM


Hope this answers your question!


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