I havnt used acronis on windows sbs 2003 server before is it fully supported ?2003 std pretty sure, SBS edition I think it is, but all of that depends of the product and version of Acronis editor. I think that like most of software vendors, because 2003 is no more supported by MS, they will abandon it too.
If we were to virtualise the windows 2003 server is this easy to do? what is the brief tasks involved to do this please?Easy? as it is a SBS not really, but not this hard too. And it will give you the advantage to run on a new hardware at least.