Best practices need for backing-up hyper-v virtual machines
I am new to Backup Exec and I would deeply appreciate some help in creating a backup scheme/plan.
I have one server setup running Windows Server 2008 R2 standard edition and it's acting as a domain controller with DNS, and it is running the Hyper-V role. Thre is one server that is virtualized for our engerining server. Yes, I know that it's best pratice to only have the host running the Hyper-V role, and have serveral virtual machines; but we we only have Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition and the linces only allows us to have one virtual machine. I want to do everything by the book so that we don't get in trouble when we get audited.
The server is setup with a RAID 1 array for the OS and a RAID 5 array for the data.
Obviously Backup Exec 2010 R2 will be need to be installed on the host OS (I understand that), but should I also install it in the virtual machine's OS? Or should I just have Backup Exec backup the virtual machine hard disk (vhd)?
Thainks in advance!