I have inherited a VM Ware esx 3.x server that is running one sbs2003 server. Nothing else. I have researched this to some extent, and see no benefit to having this configuration on a Virtual Machine. Backups are currently done with Backup Exec from within the sbs enviroment.
My question is can I simply backup the server, including the system state, format or recreate the RAID 5 array, and then do an administrative restore with BE to the new array which would remove and eliminate the VM. My concern is that some drivers / reg settings would be restored that would not be correct.
any help or suggestions are appreciated.