Windows Backup and Hyper-V in Server 2012

Here is something new in Windows Server 2012 that I have not seen much discussion of yet:  Windows Server backup now has native support for Hyper-V:


What this means is that:

  • You no longer need to do anything special to backup Hyper-V (i.e. you no longer need to do this)
  • You can use Windows Server Backup to backup individual virtual machines (shown in the screenshot above)