To backup your Hyper-V virtual machine(s),
The system requirements for IDrive Hyper-V Backup are,
No. You do not have to shut down your active virtual machine(s) to perform a backup. IDrive enables you to backup virtual machine(s) in their Running state.
IDrive uses military grade 256-bit AES encryption to encrypt all data transferred during a backup/restore operation using IDrive Hyper-V Backup feature.
To restore a virtual machine(s) to the Hyper-V Server,
No. However, do ensure that the temporary location that you select while scheduling the Hyper-V Backup has sufficient disk space to hold the selected items, during the backup process.
Yes, You can attach a VHD file from IDrive Hyper-V Backup to a different Hyper-V Server.
To restore Hyper-V virtual machine to different servers,
To start the merge,
Note: Do not rename all the AVHDs at the same time. Rename only the newest Avhd first.
After merging, AVHD4 will be deleted automatically. Rename the second newest Avhd (AVHD3) to Vhd. and Repeats all the steps until the oldest AVHD ( AVHD1) gets merged with the parent VHD.