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I want to install Veeam so I can have a point in time backup of the VM running on ESXi vs. having to go through any full recovery using the backup software inside the VM. If I lost the VM I want to be able to go in and basically copy back a Veeam backup from last month back to the ESXi server then run the backup software inside the VM to recover to the latest backup (the night before). Veeam seems clear cut enough for me to do this so no real questions yet.
The question is how recoverable is that Veeam Backup to anything else other than ESXi? Let's say in the above case I didn't loose the VM but the actual ESXi server hardware failed. Am I going to need to load up ESXi on this Server 08 box and boot ESXi instead just so I can then load Veeam and then load up the Veeam Backup? I assume I could boot ESXi off USB vs. having to blow away the Server 08 install on the physical disk or pull them and put in a spare HD just for loading up a recovery setup. Of course now my backups which would have been on that Server 08 share are no longer there (they are actually USB drives) so I would have to recover Veeam from directly attached USB drives which I assume is supported in later versions of ESXi but this site has 4.0.
What process would you look at in the about situation understanding that price is important and I am mainly looking at CYA. Granted this is somewhat of an overall ESXi question as much as it is Veeam but I thought I would start by asking here.
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You can check if the 2008 server is capable of running ESXi and convert it, or better add a second ESXi server and use the actual 2008 server as the backup server.
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