How/What to buy Symantec Exec 2012 ?
Our company is moving our physical servers to a virtual paradigm.
Actually we have 3 servers: Win2003-File&Print, Win2003-SQL2005 and Win2008r2-IIS. We are using Backup Exec 11d with a tape autoloader connected to the F&P.
We want to mount 3 servers win2008r2 with hyperv role:
Server 1: virtual IIS + virtual SQL;
Server 2: virtual F&P;
Server 3: for tests with virtual machines and as a recover server for the other 2 Servers.
Where to install the Backup Exec 2012 server ? Server 2 host ? F&P guest ?
How many agents do we need ? Do we backup the host treating the virtual machines as simple files/disks or we need to backup the virtual machine with a guest agent ?
We also want, in case of a crash/fail of the hosts, to be able to "mount" the virtual machines on the other hosts. For example if the Server1 fails we want to "mount" the virtual machines on the Server 3, ok till now. The problem is, if the Server 2(where the Backup Exec supposedly is installed) fails how i recover the virtual machine F&P to mount on the Server 3 ?
Normal Edition VS VRay Edition ? in this case.
Sorry for the bad English.