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How to backup Windows 2012 virtual servers?

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Storage SoftwareMicrosoft Virtual ServerVirtualizationWindows Server 2012
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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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