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Symantec System Recovery Server virtual Edition

I have several servers that are protected with Symantec System Recovery Server Edition v8.5/2010.

I've just installed a MS 2008 R2 server running hyper-v and virtualised 2 servers on it, a 2003 and a 2008 server.

What's the best way to protect this machine? Should I load BESR on both virtual guest servers, or is it better just to install Symantec System Recovery Server virtual Edition on the host?

What are the real differences the virtual edition gives?
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BillCommented:
Actually Symantec support has been helpful for questions like this.  I remember asking them about the best way to setup Disk-to-disk-to-tape backups, how to setup dedicated disk targets per job, how to duplicate jobs to tape, etc.

As long as your product is still covered under support they should be able to advise you.

They also can share your desktop and set some things up directly, if you need them to.

Some of Symantec's contact numbers
800-721-3934      Customer Care
888-727-8671      Get an IBR with ONLY current licenses.
800-745-6054      Sales opt 3      
800-342-0652      Technical Support
800-634-4747,1,1      Technical Support
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Paul SolovyovskyCommented:
It depends.  Since BESR only does a "copy" it will not perform exchange or sql log flushing.  What BESR does give you is the capability to restore to physical hardware if your virtual hardware become unavailable or you would like to do a V2P
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eymsITAuthor Commented:
ok thanks for those comments.

The question is though, is it better to have the software running on the guest (ie besr) or on the host (besr virtual edition)?

Unfortunately I'm just out of support!
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Paul SolovyovskyCommented:
One ach VM.  Running it on the host can kill the host since it uses VSS which may not be able hold that much data.
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