I'm not sure if I'm missing something, but shouldn't you be able to link a Surebackup job to another Surebackup job? All I can do is link backup jobs, which doesn't help me as, as per Veeam recommendations, I group my backups by OS and application
What I would like to do
Have 3 (for the sake of this example) Application groups
The "Business Systems" Surebackup job kicks off and boots up the Domain Controllers in the DC application group.
Then the linked CRM job/aplication group boots up the CRM SQL server and then the application servers and tests them. It then shuts the CRM servers down
Then the second linked ERP job/application group boots up the ERP SQL Server and it's application and web servers and tests them, and shuts them down
Then the "Business Systems" Surebackup job shuts down the DC application group
The problem is if you have 20 VMs in a backup job, which I do, and it also contains the DCs, which mine do, you can't currently keep the DCs up for the full duration of all the sure backup jobs, unless you set the DC Job to keep the VMs running, which just introduces a manual step, which could prevent the next days backup from running, or you have multiple jobs booting the same DCs over and over again, which just wastes time
I hope this all makes sense.