Microsoft Virtualization Discussions

Rename SMHV Snapshots

dennis_von_eulenburg

Hi everybody,

perhaps someone can help me with a little backup problem.

I've installed the SMHV at our 10 nodes Hyper-V Cluster. SMHV take snapshots of the VMs running on a CSV and everything works well, but the naming of the snapshots is horrible.

I have to save some VMs for a longer time, so that I decide to transfer these VMs to tape. But with a naming like datsetname_clustername_clusternode_mm-tt-cccc_hh.mm.ss it is impossible to setup my Backup Software to pickup the newest snapshot automatically. Is there a way to change the naming of SMHV (like it is possible for SME & SMSQL)?

Excuse my worse english, I hope everybody understand what I mean

Dennis

2 REPLIES 2

vkarinta

Hi,

We got similar requests from another customer as well.

Please take a look at http://communities.netapp.com/message/23037#23037 discussions to understand how to use SMHV build in variables in the scripts.

Thanks,

Vineeth

barve

Snapshots cannot be renamed, but SMHV supports environment variables ($VMSnapshot) using which you can get the name of snapshot that got created as part of backup in a post backup script.

Thanks,

Anagha

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