We currently have 22 Microsoft Server 2003 Servers. 8 Servers are virtual servers all running on a free version of VMWare.
We are currently looking into purchasing four HP DL380 servers and using the VMware Starter pack to get those servers up and running and we are going to put the virtual machines on aDELL Equallogic SAN. So all 22 servers will run on these Four HP servers.
We currently use EVAULT for backups. We have our Evault Vault on site and replicate the Data to one of our remote offices to another Vault and we periodically backup the remote vault to tape. So this is our environment .
How do people normally backup this type of environment ?
The data will all be on the SAN, the Virtual machines will all be on the SAN
Will Evault be able to backup the data directly off of the SAN ?
I'm looking for a little insight on how people backup these types of setups. I understand every environment is unique, but that is why I'm trying to give as much information as possible.
Thank you for any information