We were recently asked if you could recover a Windows Image Backup of a 2008 R2 server taken with BackupAssist directly to a newly created Hyper-V Virtual Machine.  This was something that should work in theory as part of the 'recover to dissimilar hardware' function of Windows image backups, but there are a few considerations that have to be met for a clean restore process. So here is the best way we have found to achieve this.

Those of you familiar with using BackupAssist's Rsync plug-in to send data to an off-site location, may well have toyed with the idea of building your own Windows server as the destination, as we do here. CopSSH4.1.0copssh4.1.0 Currently you need two components to achieve this, there's "cwRsync" which enables the server to talk to BackupAssist and there's the optional "CopSSH" which  allows you to do so securely over SSH. The developer (Cortex Labs) currently package these for you so that one installation follows the next as part of the same installation wizard.