How to backup Windows 2012 virtual servers?

I'm planning a new Hyper-V server which will run two Windows 2012 VMs. One VM with AD, DNS, DHCP and Exchange 2013. The other VM will be a SQL Express Server (maybe upgrade to full SQL later).
The current system I have is a Windows 2003 SBS server which uses Symantec Backup Exec 2012 and a LTO drive.
I'm used to dealing with a backup tape and daily backup tapes on a single server but if I have two virtual servers in a single physical server I'm not sure what to use. I've heard that Veeam is an option but I've not looked at that yet. Is Symantec Backup Exec still something to look at (even though I've never liked it)?
Suggestions welcome please.
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Ankit PareekOnline MarketingCommented:
You can easily take backup for both VM easily simply need to follow these steps so start your backup process
You can more read about backup process of Hyper-V VMs by following steps
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Purchase a Backup Product which is Virutal Machine Aware.

e.g. Veeam Backup and Replication -

or Altaro -
Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
In a standalone setting we do the following:
 + External Drive (4TB and up depending on VMs - 7200 RPM SATA + Enclosure by StarTech).
 + One folder per VM on that external drive with share created for each.
 + StorageCraft ShadowProtect installed in each VM
 + ShadowProtect set to back up via network share to the designated folder on the external drive
 + 2 or 3 external drives set up identically for our off-site rotations

Backup software is a matter of choice, and in some cases religion ;0), but we stick with SP because we've been using it for a _very_ long time and it works really well on both sides of the story.

BackupAssist is another really good product as is Veeam.

We avoid BackupExec at all costs.

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ClintonKAuthor Commented:
My verdict so far:
* ShadowProtect: couldn't find a trial version so not done much with this.
* Veeam: Looks very comprehensive but far too complicated and expensive for what I want. I was impressed that I got a phone call from Veeam asking how the trial was going but less impressed that they couldn't answer my basic questions
* BackupAssist: This looks like the most useful so far. Not too expensive and fairly easy to get to grips with.
* BackupExec: Glad I don't ever have to use it again!
* Altaro: Yet to look at this one.

Thanks for the suggestions.
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