I guess my question would have been easier if I just asked should I back up each VM individually or together, lol. Although, I wanted to convey my dilemma.
I have a f/u question. If I back up VM1 and VM2 concurrently as one backup, if VM1 becomes corrupted or gets a virus or some other problem where it may need to be restored, if I restore the VM temporarily to the backup server, would I still have the same problem? And, would the temporary restore to the backup server until such time as I may fix the production VM, would it continue to work with the dependent VM. I have noticed in my trial of VM, that unlike other backup programs, VEEAM seems to be able to restore directly to the production VM. (Is this a good idea)? Finally, let's say I restore VM1 and VM2 which were backed up together to the production server, my concern would be that while I needed to restore VM1 (which may have two or three things I need), whereas if I am forced to restore VM2, which may be the domain controller, active directory and have many other important apps, etc. which are working fine could be overwritten unnecessarily. I hope you understand my f/u questions. I am not good at being concise partially because I am not familiar with some of the VEEAM words and concepts.
CAVEAT: I take backing up very seriously, and for my business; VEEAM is probably overkill. But, it fit my needs best and support and customer service, etc. were far superior to other products. So, I apologize that I am having questions, which may make you wonder why I am even attempting to use VEEAM. I have been offered an approximate one hour session with a support engineer. I think that would be helpful? I won't name the four or five or so other companies I trialed, but I will name ShadowProtect in case anyone reads this and is thinking of that product. I was begging to try it and possibly purchase it, and they did everything possible to dissuade me with there awful customer service. Actually, it wasn't so much what they did but what they did not do, i.e. call me back or email to my requests. Just had to say this.