I need to backup a server before it is wiped for a new instalation of Windows 2008. We will be implementing vmware in the near future, so I thought I would just p2v the server. I have a share created on another server (MachineB\SomeShare). Can I run the client for VMware vCenter Converter Standalone from MachineA (the one I want to backup), and point the destination system to MachineB\SomeShare?
Shouldn't be a problem as long as you map the remote share as a local network drive. I have done this from a vcenter server onto a mapped drive from a fileserver a few times. Just prepare for the p2v conversion to take quite some time.