Do you use Basic Volumes inside VHD's?
14/02/2011 2:42 PM by
When formatting a new virtual disk you have attached to a Hyper-V Virtual Machine, you can choose to to format the disk as a Basic disk
or Dynamic disk
A Dynamic disk
might be useful in situations where you want to create a software RAID array, but when using Hyper-V this not a good idea because it prevents Microsoft Data Protection Manager (DPM) from doing Child State Backups (backups while the machine is running).
For this reason, never use Dynamic disks
inside Hyper-V Virtual Machines.
Figure: Bad Example - DPM cannot backup this Virtual Machine's child state as it has a Dynamic Disk
Good example – Using Basic Volumes allows DPM to backup the Virtual Machine’s child state
Do you feel this rule needs an update?