Planning how to set up a newly purchased server. It is to be placed in my DMZ, hosting webapps only requiring a simple software stack of Java, Tomcat servlet container, and PostgreSQL database on top of Windows.
My plan is to either:
- Bare metal installation of Windows Server 2016, or:
- Hyper-V server 2016 and use the Windows Server 2016 license for a VM.
I do need to be able to restore the Windows 2016 Server in case of hardware failure, but I'm not sure which of the two options are better for this. I am currently using DPM 2010 to backup the VMs on another server running the Hyper-V, although as a Role (2008R2)
Here are my questions:
Can I install the DPM client on a Hyper-V Server 2016?
If hardware fails on the Hyper-V Server 2016 and I need to restore the VMs on a different physical server, is that easy / even possible using the DPM2010 backup?
Is it a better option to simply install Server 2016 Standard on bare metal and use DPM2010 to simply perform file backup from the server and let a restore process involve reinstalling server 2016 Standard on other hardware, install all necessary software and finally restore data files from DPM2010 onto the new server?