SMB 3.0 Shares for Hyper-V storage

To offer an enhanced solution, standalone Cove Data Protection (Cove) has replaced Backup & Recovery. Where Backup & Recovery has been enabled and continues to be so for devices, the options presented here are still available.

Where Backup & Recovery options are not present on your N-sight RMM dashboard, this means you will now need to use Cove.

To start a 30-day free trial of Cove, click the app switcher in the Product bar, and select Cove Data Protection (Cove).

You can backup and restore Hyper-V machines that have some or all of their virtual disks on an SMB 3.0 share.

Please ensure the following conditions are met before starting the backup for such a virtual machine.

  • The Hyper-V host and the SMB3 server must belong to the same Active Directory domain
  • The SMB3 server must have the File Server VSS Agent Service installed
  • The network share on the SMB3 server must be created with the Applications profile (under Select Profile > select SMB Share Applications) - View the Technet Instructions if required
  • The Hyper-V host (namely its Local System account) must have full access to the network share (the Permissions step of the installation wizard) - see this Technet article for detailed instructions

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