I would like to use Endpoint Free to backup our BUR physical server. I would like to send the data to a BUR repository; NAS device.
Can this be done? Advice for and/or against it?
Amending the original question.
I have a different site with one ESXi (5.0) host. There are 5 Windows 2008r2 VM Guests running on it.
One of those VM's is the Veeam BUR v8 patch3 host. This same BUR guest VM also serves WSUS and Vipre Ent. We have been using Veeam BUR to back itself up to our NAS repository. Since the Veeam BUR is backing itself (VM) up - it does so via the network mode transport. I believe that hotadd is still not available/recommended for this scenario - even in Veeam 8 patch 3?
This Network Mode Transport results in the (Reverse Incremental) backup taking 6>9 hours to complete. It is about 500GB in size. The other 4 VM's are backed up using hotadd transport mode. They take typically take about an hour.
About every 6 months or so - The VEEAM BUR VM backup also seems to be giving us grief on a/the associated host NIC. The NIC drops off the ESXI host during the VEEAM BUR VM backup. This makes the VM's associated with the NIC unavailable on the LAN. The affected nic doesn't show the lan IP range as a result. We remove it from the vswitch, and the guests grab the next physical nic and the guests are available on the lan are good.
We do have multiple physical nics on the esxi host vswitch. At some point - need to reboot the host to see if the nic(s) return after the reboot to verify hardware failure or software cause(d).
All the Veeam BUR backups are reverse Incrementals. We also have backup copy jobs which copy the backups to a secondary location using a physical Windows (7x64 Pro workstation) proxy there to serve a NAS repository.
I am wondering if I can use Veeam Endpoint to replace the process of using VBUR backup of the VEEAM guest VM? Also - then to still use the VEEAM BUR Guest VM to run the backup copy job to send the Veeam Endpoint jobs to teh secondary location - like we do now.
Thank you for all your help.