Creating a BackupServer in VMWare
Create VM in VMWare vSphere
1GB RAM 50GB thin provision and no partitions to be easier migration Windows 7 Professional 1 CPU
To Install guest OS, edit VM settings, add the Windows ISO to DVD drive and select "connect at power on" so that the drive launches the installation disk. And Start the VM.
Configure VM in Windows 7 console
Installed Windows 7 Pro 32 bit in the 50GB disk
Installed VMTools from vSphere: Inventory->Virtual Machine->Guest->Install/Upgrade VM Tools
Change Computer Name
Change computer name to VM-BackupServer
Run Windows Updates untill there are no more updates.
Under Computer->Right.click->Properties->Activate and give windows key.
Install Antivirus from \\davinci\Software and schedule scans and automatic updates. In server needs F-Secure for servers.
Enabled Remote Connections
Install Veeam Backup and Replication and Configure Replications and Backups
- One Replication for each VM from production ESXi host to disaster and recovery ESXi host (FTPServer and WebServer in disk 1 and OpenDAPServer, DC2 in disk 2 (4 restore points done weekly (saturday morning)).
- One reverse incremental backup of all initial VM to backup server Davinci and then one backup of all machines (above Vm's + BackupServer) (2 restore points done monthly (last sunday in the morning)).