Virtual machines are basically made of files. They contain configuration files, virtual hard disks, snapshot files and saved state files. While running computers are virtual machines can benefit from virtualization, a lot of thought needs to be taken in order to protect the contents of the virtual machines and the VMs themselves, so that if something goes wrong, you can perform a pre-defined list of steps to successfully restore the VMs to a functional and running state

We will cover the fundamentals of VM backup in a future article. However, in this article we want to focus on one of the basic methods of VM backup - using Windows Server Backup.

Considerations

Before starting with the VM backups you must pay close attention to a number of considerations.

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