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Please use the following steps to backup Virtual Machines on Hyper-V using AhsayOBM.

  1. Launch AhsayOBM.
  2. On the AhsayOBM login screen, enter your login credentials and click [OK] to continue.
  3. Click the Backup Sets tile.
  4. Click the + icon to create a new backup set.
  5. Enter the name of your new backup set then select MS Hyper-V Backup as the backup set type.
  6. AhsayOBM will automatically detect the Hyper-V version. Click [Next] to continue.
  7. Select the guest VMs or individual virtual disk(s) as the backup source. Click [Next] to continue.
  8. Create an automatic backup schedule. Click the + icon to create etiher a full or incremental backup schedule. Click [Next] to continue.
    Enable "Run Retention Policy after backup" when creating a backup schedule.
  9. Select the Backup mode and click the + icon to add a storage destination. Click [Next] to continue.
    Turn off Run Direct in order to select Ahsay Drive as a destination storage.
    Note: When Run Direct is enabled, both compression and encryption will be disabled for the backup set.
  10. Use the default setting for Granular Restore. Click [Next] to continue.
    Note: When Granular Restore is enabled, both compression and encryption will be disabled for the backup set.
  11. Use the default setting for Encryption. Click [Next] to continue.
  12. Secure the encryption key and keep it in a safe place. Click [Confirm] to continue.
  13. Select the location of the Temporary Directory.
    It is recommended to select another local drive for the temporary directory for optimal backup and restore performance.
  14. Click [Backup now] to start a backup job or click [Close] to exit.
    The automatic backup will start at the schedule set in step 8.