I have a smallish lab environment (16 x ESX4iU1 hosts and VC4U1) that I periodically want to backup.
Normally in production we snap to secondary SAN boxes then have disk-based VTL backups via NetBackup which eventually migrate to off-site removable disks but this seems like an overkill for my own kit.
I've spent a bit of time with vSphere's 'Data Recovery' appliance, it was easy enough to setup and I've not really ran into any issues with it but that doesn't mean I trust it fully.
Have you had any experiences with it, positive or negative that would help me decide whether to trust it or pay Symantec for more licences?
Thank you in advance.