Restore from cloud to Hyper-V VM on on-premises hardware?
Apologies if this has been covered, or if it's in the documentation.
My company currently uses a competitor managed backup product that allows us to install a tool called "Recovery Console" on an on-premises Hyper-V Server, which can be any Windows Server OS, or Windows 10/11. That "Recovery Console" program does what it calls a "continuous restore" of a target machine, by creating and constantly updating a Hyper-V guest VM that stays powered off, but can be powered on very quickly in the event of an outage.
Is it possible to do the same thing with MSP360? I know that a machine can be restored to a cloud-based VM, but is there a way to:
1. restore from a cloud backup to an on-premises Hyper-V VM?
2. do so on a "continuous", or, at least, scheduled basis?
Thanks in advance for the help!
I'm still struggling to find an answer to this question, in case anyone has anything to offer.
So the short answer is that MSP360 does not have the ability to do what Recovery Console does (basically continuous replication via software).
You can certainly create a backup/restore sequence that would periodically backup up and then restore VHDx files, but it might get tricky from a timing standpoint. Perhaps David G. can comment on how one might set that up.
For us, the daily local VHDx backups, combined with "every-four-hour" local file backups provides an acceptable RPO/RTO for the majority of our SMB customers.
For our larger, more mission critical clients, we use HYPER-V replication.
Typically we use what we call the "trickle down servernomics model".
When a server needs to be replaced, the old one becomes the HYPERV replica - which provides recovery points every 10 minutes going 8 hours back.
It has served us well, and the cost is relatively low (given that the customer already owned the Replica Hardware. It does not perform as well, but in a Failover situation, it works adequately.
Got it. Thanks for the great information!
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