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I have a VM installed in Hyper-V on my server. I run Windows Server Backups everyday. I use the full bare metal option for server backup. I am guessing that if my VM ever crashed I could restore it from the backup. Would this be as easy as I other restore option would be? I ask because I have never had to restore my VM before.

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Have you tried seems easy enough to duplicate the VM and "restore" and learn from trial and error –  Ramhound Aug 30 '13 at 19:48
    
@Ramhound Not yet, I guess that would be a good idea. Thanks for the input –  nate Aug 30 '13 at 20:04
    
@Ramhound I am in the process of doing that now –  nate Aug 30 '13 at 20:09

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Restored my VM from the server backup. Then I crated a new VM in Hyper-V linking to the restored .VHD. Started the VM and everything worked fine.

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