Hyper-V Program Manager
One of the small features that we added in Windows 8.1 / Windows Server 2012 R2 is the ability to export a virtual machine that is currently running. Using this feature is simple enough, just select a running virtual machine and choose to export it. Here you can see that my MineCraft Server is running while being exported, and I can export other running virtual machines too.
When you export a running virtual machine – you will get a copy of the virtual machine in a saved state, at exactly the point in time that you asked for an export. You can also export checkpoints from a running virtual machine.
This is useful. Is it possible to script this and run it on a schedule I wonder?
Yes, you can use:
- Getting list of machines:
Get-VM | Export-VM -Path F:\Backup
- Exporting machine:
Export-VM -Name DC1 -Path F:\Backup
It's worth noting that you can only export running virtual machines if you are going Intel-Intel or AMD-AMD.
If you want to go Intel-AMD (or vice-versa) you need to shut down the virtual machine before exporting. Still, very cool that you can even do that in my opinion.
I created a new guest on Hyper-V but the NIC drivers were not installed, The host server is Dell R710.
Any help will be appreciated.