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p2v as backup solution -  scheduled task, and compress

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hi

we have a few physical win 2003/2008 servers we would like to backup
we would like to do hot backups, and have these available as virtual machines

my question is this, is there any software available which will do daily scheduled backups and compress these as a file on the network drive

if the server goes down we could uncompress the hard drive file and connect to vmware and have access to our files etc

ideally the backups would be incremental, but its not a must.
we also would want this process to store the last 7 days of p2v machine files and automatically overwrite the ones older than 7 days

do we have any free options available for this?

thanks

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