We are running a mix of 400 physical & virutal servers in my production environment.
A need has recently been identified to allow certain department to test production servers (physical OR virtual).
my problem? Create a process that would automate the creation of production servers to a test environment.
Can I leverage SSR to do this?
Will this work? Am I doing this the hard way? Can anyone recommend a simpler way to do this? Are there symantec products I can purchase that would help me accomplish this more efficiently? Or am I not using SSR for what it was intended to be used as?
Other questions I have:
I guess thats it for now,
Let me know if you'd like me to clarify anything.
A scheduled P2V conversion is the way to go I think.
Yes, you are right - you cannot backup directly to VMDK format. It's a 2-step process; backup then do a P2V conversion.
The conversion is a FULL conversion each time. It won't update the existing VMDK file.
Hope that helps.