Symantec LiveState 2013 R2 & ESXI Free -> VM-Based and/or Cold Image Possible?

Hello,

 

We have inherited a Server running ESXI Free and a single VM with Server 2012R2

-Recognizing the limitations inherent in the Free Edition in terms of protecting the ESXI, is at least possible to install 2013R2 w/in the Virtual Machine and successfully back it up to external storage for DR Consideration?

-Model would be if total server failure at least 2012 Server can be saved and restored to different machine via V2P

-Apparently VM does have standard Backup Exec on it currently that running - did not know if this would extend to 2013 R2

-Additionally to get an entire image of the machine can the entire Drive be imaged via Cold Boot with new version of SRD

 

Thank you very much

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-Recognizing the limitations

-Recognizing the limitations inherent in the Free Edition in terms of protecting the ESXI, is at least possible to install 2013R2 w/in the Virtual Machine and successfully back it up to external storage for DR Consideration?

Yes.

-Additionally to get an entire image of the machine can the entire Drive be imaged via Cold Boot with new version of SRD

Again, yes.