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Remove VMware esx 3.x and return to no virtual machine

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Hi all,

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.

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