Is this good backup practice?
I intend to purchase a server, which will host 3-4 Virtual servers. i then want to have a standalone DC on a very old Dell server we have. I want to use DPM or Veeam to backup my Virtual Servers. I've been told and figured it would be best to have this backup software on the standalone DC as that would make it easier to restore from. But as the old Dell server i have, i think will be far too old and sluggish so some has suggested i should put the backup software on a seperate Virtual server on my virtual host.
Is this a good idea, if the mainboard on the virtual host goes and takes all the VM's down, won't this then make it hard to restore everything? is this good practice or can someone suggest a better way of doing that doesnt involve purchasing a 2nd server simply to install backup software on and run from. I'm also thinking of purchasing a NAS RAID 1 or 5 to connect and use as my storage for files and backups and then to transfer full backups to USB hard drives every week, again is this easy to do, partition off a load of space to use?