How Should I Backup This Server?
I an intending to have a single physical server running Server 2008 that will be storing no important data. All our data is stored offsite, the server will just be used for a DC, DNS, DHCP, anti-virus management and Print management. I intend to just setup simple RAID 1 with 2 SAS drives so the question is how should i backup this server if at all?
By using RAID 1 i can swap out a dead HD under warranty and continue to function so should i be backing it up and if so i would want to do it for free. i suspect DPM isnt free like NT Backup was and that i''d need SCCM to run DPM, is that right?
The 2nd question is, in the future i would intend to run a few Virtual Servers on this hardware. Should i install Hyper-V now and setup this 1 server as a VM or leave it and install it all directly onto the hardware as a single OS and then just migrate that to a VM and setup Hyper-V at a later date when i need to?