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Hyper-V Host and Virtual Machines at same time

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i know this kind of question was answered before, or kind of.

At the moment i have 2 Backup-Plans, one for Host and one for Virtual Machines.
I want to rotate drives and thought of start backup when i connect an ext. Disk.
(done by using Event Log).

What happens when both Plans start at the same time? Are one put in cue?
Or
Can i create a group including Host and VMs (with different Backup-Plans, because i want to exclude the entire disk where the VM is stored to save space)?

Basically i should maintain two backups, but to keep things easy i want to plug in ext. Drive, Acronis start Host and VM Backup to that Drive.

Hope someone can Help on this
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Florian

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Hello Florian,

welcome to Acronis forums!

What happens when both Plans start at the same time? Are one put in cue?

We do not recommend starting both backup plans at the same time: both of them will make snapshots (of the entire host virtual disks and each VM's virtual disks) which will not enhance the software (and your Hyper-V server) performance.

Can i create a group including Host and VMs (with different Backup-Plans, because i want to exclude the entire disk where the VM is stored to save space)?

When you create a backup plan for the entire Hyper-V host, please either select disk/volumes backup and do not include this disk in the backup plan. Otherwise, create a backup plan for Hyper-V host to back up the entire machine and exclude this disk in File filters.

Basically i should maintain two backups, but to keep things easy i want to plug in ext. Drive, Acronis start Host and VM Backup to that Drive

We do not recommend this scheme. Currently, rotating USB disks are not supported. Please refer to this KB article for more details:  https://kb.acronis.com/content/58372