This might be a simple question but cant find an answer searching for it yet, probably how im wording the question
We are getting a new server that we are going to use for backup copy repository. Basically just a 2012 server with a share on it and we will have backup copy jobs go to it. But i was thinking i could technically install the free version of VMware Esxi on there, create a 2012 server VM for my Backup repository jobs and also use it to Replicate 3 or 4 important VM's as well for DR with Veeam Backup & Replication.
However the server we are getting isnt as powerful as the ones we have at our main site. So i was wondering once the initial replication of the jobs happen, can i just go into the vmware client and reduce the amount of memory and vcpu each vm has? Granted i know i can do this, I guess the better question is, when it does another replication job, will it change the memory and cpu back to what the originating VM has, or freak out that it sees different memroy and cpu then the original vm?
Just as an example, we have a web server that has 8 vCpu's and 8 gigs of memory in production. It really only needs 8 during certain times of the day.
But on the offsite replication server i would prefer to only have 2 or 4 vCpu's and 4 gigs of memory. This way i can power on the vm and test it to make sure its working fine without really effecting performance on the server.
Hopefull that makes sense.