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Hyper-V Backup – Products & Options

It’s 2018, and backing up Hyper-V hosts is solved, right? I certainly expected it to be when I took on the task of finding a simple and reliable way to back up three hosts colocated in a large datacenter. This article summarizes my journey and the findings resulting from it. (more…)

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Faster Trimming & Compacting of Hyper-V Ubuntu VMs

A while ago I described how to compact an Ubuntu VHDX running on Hyper-V using the sfill command. Running sfill, however, can take hours. Luckily, there is a much faster alternative. Ubuntu Trim and Hyper-V Ubuntu running in a Hyper-V virtual machine has been supporting the trim command since version 14.04 (details). The OS issues […]

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Hyper-V on Hetzner’s EX51 Hosted Dedicated Servers

Your low-cost high-performance cloud data center building block. This guide explains how to install Windows Server 2012 R2 on Hetzner’s EX51-SSD dedicated servers. That line of servers is very attractive for virtualization as it combines a fast CPU with a good amount of RAM and SSD storage – at a price point of less than […]

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Compacting Client Hyper-V VHDX Files

Virtual hard disks have the same tendency to grow in size as regular disks have to fill up. Deduplication is a great way to battle this, but unfortunately it is not available for Windows 8 Client Hyper-V. I know that hacks are available describing how to transfer the relevant DLLs from Server 2012 but I […]

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