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Physical VMprotect and BE2010

Posted on 2012-04-10
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Planning on using a physical box for our BE2010 - tape backups along with Vmprotect7.  However can vmprotect be virtualised locally on top of the physical box?  Is there any issues doing this?
Main reason for this would be to restore vmprotect server with ease should it go wrong, and not rely on the tape backup for restoring....

vmplayer?

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VMProtect can be installed on a virtual server. It can run in a VMware Workstation or VMware Player VM.
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how best to backup the guest?
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VMware Converter, Veeam FastSCP, Datastore Browser, Export OVF
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or free version of esxi with vm?
external tape devices are not supported on esx right?  but should work?
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ESXi does not support the connection of tape drives. Tape drives are hit and miss when connected to VMs using SCSI Passthru, A dedicated SCSI controller, using VM Direct Path presented to the VM, then attach the tape drive to this scsi controller is recommended.

BUT, not supported, VMware Support do not support this, and its Partner or Vendor supported.
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physical then.... :(
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ok, is there any reason why we should not use vmplayer on the 2k8 server and virtualise the acronis, backup exec software?
Possibly performance and windows licencing issues...?
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No, other than performance is poor in a type 2 Hypervisor.
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Will stick with physical option but also look at appliance...
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