vmware and hyper V backups question
Currently my manager is using PHD express to backup our VM to a NAS. This software will backup a full image, but will also let you restore all the way down to a folder/file. Problem is once the NAS is out of space the backup is gone, and we are talking close to 100+ VM server and over 12+ TB of info. So we are looking at ways to get this NAS to backup to tape "Or just a way to get this to tape". We don't need to use the PHD/NAS if there is a better way to do this.
Before the PHD express We where running Netbackup 6.5.5. on these but we where not able to do a full image backup, and had to install netbackup on each server. We ran into a lot of issues not being able to restore, not having the space, or the tape drives where always busy. We have since solved that with a TS3310 with 10 drives, and a new IBM ProtecTIER with 36TB if space.
Currently we have upgraded to 220.127.116.11 and I see there is a vmware and hyper V backups for VM that we would have to get a license for. But I wanted to know if this would be able to backup a full image/snapshoot of the server as it is and be able to restore the full image, and then be able if needed to restore just at a folder/file level?
Master/Media Windows 2008 Running on a new IBM server
Netbackup Version 18.104.22.168
Tape Library is a IBM TS3310
Tape Library/VTL is a IBM ProtecTIER 36TB
so in short I guess I am asking if this new VMware/Hyper V can do a full/ image,and a file/folder backup, or is there othere suggestions out there.