Replication Job Wizard for Hyper-V: Source

On the Source page in the wizard, you can add Hyper-V items to your replication using one of the inventory views. Proceed as described in these sections:

Host and Clusters

When the Host & Clusters view is selected, the inventory tree opens in the left pane and shows you all Hyper-V items: servers, clusters, and VMs. Proceed as follows:

  1. Optionally, you can filter the inventory tree by entering a string into the Search box. You can enter a part of or the entire name of the item.

  2. Select Hyper-V items by selecting the checkbox next to the item.

  3. The selected items appear in the right pane of the page. You can reorder the selected items by dragging a VM or a container with the pointer to a new position. By doing that, you can specify to replicate the most important VMs first.

  4. Review the list of selected Hyper-V items. You can remove a selected VM or a container from the replication job in one of the following ways:

    • Deselect the item in the left pane. This will remove the item from the right pane.

    • In the right pane, hover the pointer over the item you want to remove and click the “x” on the right. This will deselect the item in the left pane.

  5. Click Next to confirm adding selected VMs to the replication job.

Jobs and Groups

When the Jobs & Groups view is selected, the inventory tree shows groups, jobs, and backups of the appropriate hypervisor. Proceed as described for the Hosts & Clusters view above.

Backup Repositories

When the Backup Repositories view is selected, the inventory tree shows the Backup Repositories that contain backups of the appropriate hypervisor. Proceed as described for the Hosts & Clusters view above.


When the Policy view is selected, job policies can be used. Refer to Managing Job Policies for details. If the items were selected in alternate views, a dialog box opens warning you that switching to the Policy view will reset your current selection. Click Switch View to confirm switching to the Policy view. Make sure that at least one item matches the available set of policy rules. Refer to Managing Policy Rules for details.


  • If you cannot find a VM or a container:

  • If you add a Hyper-V server or cluster to the job:

    • All VMs currently available in the selected container will be replicated.

    • All new VMs that will be created in (or moved to) the container in the future will be automatically added to the job and replicated.

  • If all disks of a VM are unsupported, this VM will be disabled in the inventory tree and it will not be possible to select it. Refer to Supported Platforms for details.

  • The order in which VMs are replicated is important if the Transporter performing replication cannot process all VMs of the job simultaneously — either because the Transporter is processing other jobs at the same time or because the job contains more VM disks than a Transporter’s maximum load specified during the Transporter creation.