We are using vmware Data Recovery appliance for backing up our virtual machine. I read the whole vDR Administration guide, but some of my questions are still unanswered.
1) If vDR appliance crashes, and I will have to install the new one and set the original destinations, will the vDR recognize the old backups?
2) I definitely quit backing up to CIFS share, as there were problems with mounting/unmouting the share lately, vDR was freezing as well. Are there any reasons why not to store the vDR VM backups directly on the host the vDR is running ? According to the Administration guide, this has better performance within vDR, but are there any major overall performance impacts on the host while making the backups in comparison with CIFS ? (waiting for I/O?)