ckeith7777 wrote:I have 2 exchange 2010 mailbox servers, 4 SQL servers. 2 DC's (2 Virtual DC's as well) and 4 Terminal Servers. (Server 2008 and 2008 R2) These are the only servers I have left in the physical world. I may be able to get away with P2V’ing Exchange and the terminal servers, but I don’t have enough IOPS to support SQL in my current configuration. (Without spending a lot of money on SAN upgrades)
You have a valid reason why you wouldn't virtualize such of hungry IOPS application since your backend storage cannot handle it. But still you can use Veeam backup to backup/copy your files from the physical servers to your NFS / any shared disk "Backup to Disk".
If you don't have the tools to backup your DCs, SQL or Exchange, you can use the local built-in feature to backup the application and dump them to disk, then use Veeam as a Centralize Enterprise Backup Application to copy the the files of these application from the Physical servers to your Backup Repository on Veeam.
Remember, File Copy doesn't have an incremental features to take only the recent changed files not have a CBT functionality to take only the changes too, it's a normal file copy jobs.
1. DCs, you can use System State backup.
2. SQL you can use the built-in feature in MSSQL to backup the databases.
3. Exchange, you have only the option to use the local backup feature.
4. Buy another third party product to backup your physical server or another SAN to handle the physical servers IOPS and you can virtualize them and use Veeam as a Centralize Backup Application for all your servers.
Hope it helps.