Creating a Production Checkpoint in Hyper-V 2016\2019

KB ID:
3137
Product:
Veeam Backup & Replication
Version:
Any
Published:
Last Modified:
2020-03-31

Challenge

You need to create a production checkpoint for the 2016 Hyper-V VM.

Cause

Veeam uses the production checkpoint as a basis for application-aware processing on Hyper-V 2016. In order to test this functionality, it may be required to create the production checkpoint manually.

Solution

GUI method
 
  1. Go to the Hyper-V manager on the host where your VM is deployed.
  2. Right-click the VM and select "Settings".
  3. Uncheck the box "Create standard checkpoints if it's not possible to create a production checkpoint" and save settings.User-added image
  4. Right-click the VM and select "Checkpoint".
 
PowerShell method
 
  1. Start PowerShell in administrative mode on the host for the necessary machine.
  2. Set the type of checkpoint created to production:
    Set-VM %vm_name% -CheckpointType ProductionOnly
  3. Create a checkpoint:
    Checkpoint-VM %vm_name%

NOTE: Make sure to remove the checkpoint after the required tests. Active checkpoints may lead to a lack of free space on production datastores!
 
From GUI:


You can select the VM and view all checkpoints under "Checkpoints" section. Right-click over the desired checkpoint reveals the "Delete Checkpoint" button.
 

From PowerShell:
 

Get-VM vm_name | Get-VMSnapshot | Remove-VMSnapshot


NOTE: This action will remove all existing checkpoints from the VM.
 

 
 





 

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