How do you backup Small Business Server 2011 Premium installed on a single, physical server?
(see setup below).
The backup needs to go to an external drive. The restore should be able to retrieve individual folder and/or files. Hopefully, the restore could grab individual Exchange mailboxes. I’m looking for the Microsoft solution first. Things like AppAsure and VSphere require a separate physical server and other licensure to work – which is unacceptable for small businesses on smaller budgets.
Here is the setup:
SBS 2011 Premium on a single physical, dual-cpu, quad-core Xeon E5620 HP Proliant with 32 GB RAM and USB3 attached external 3TB storage.
Host OS "HYPERV" - 2008R2 with Hyper-V only
VM OS "GUEST1" - 2008R2 SBS w/Exchange
VM OS "GUEST2" - 2008R2 W/SQL and RDP
NOTE: HYPERV is not part of Active Directory.
MS backup doesn’t seem to allow access to the HOST OS external USB3 device as a scheduled task
Not sure if there needs to be some kind of USB “passthrough”