I have used Acronis software for years, but I have been very dissapointed with them lately. I'm exploring the possiblitly of using DPM 2010 as an alternative but I'm having a hard time getting the configuration right. Basically, I want to be able to swap an external drive every night and take one offsite in case of fire. I found an article that would have me use dpmbackup.exe to copy the backup to an external USB or eSATA drive, but I cannot seem to get it working.
I am backing up Hyper-V Virtual Machines with the DPM Agent installed on each. I have run dpmbackup -replicas and it shows that it has created snapshots, but I don't see them anywhere. I ran dmpbackup -db and I do see that file.
Question 1: What files do I need on an external drive in order to restore the entire VM in a new environment?
Question 2: Does anyone have an article somewhere that describes this copy to external drive process in detail?
I know there are a lot of small business out there looking for a similar setup, but I can't find much on google. I don't want to shell out $800 for Firestreamer plus the cost of DPM if there is a way to copy these backups to an external drive.