Backup Set Configuration (Microsoft Hyper- V)

A default backup set is created automatically for a virtualization client. However, you can add additional backup sets to provide separate administrative units. For example, you might provide separate backup sets to manage different classes of virtual machines, such as:

  • Virtual machines that support high-transaction database applications
  • Linux virtual machines
  • Virtual machines that support development and testing

A backup set contains a default subclient. You can add additional subclients as needed to protect different groups of virtual machines within the backup set. 

For instructions on adding a new backup set, see Adding a Backup Set.


If a backup set is deleted, you cannot recover backup data for the backup set.

Backup Set Filtering

You can set up filters in backup set properties to exclude virtual machines or virtual machine disks from backups for all subclients in the backup set. The same types of filtering that are available for subclients are also available for backup sets.

For instructions on configuring filters for backup sets, see Defining Filters For a Backup Set.