I have Server running as file server and share integration to AS400. the server is running SQL server is used only for Backup Exec and is 2005 Express version. I am looking to P2V this server but I have problem ,
Question : How will we back this server up once it is converted as it current has a local attached tape drive? ( how we can attached Tap drive once it is Virtualised.
First of all this backup device and software should be compatiable with your VM. There are certain vendor supported tape drives and media which works with VM's.
Please have a look at this article http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1016407 which details about the configuration.
Hope this helps.