We've added VMware servers to our data center, and we're looking for a backup solution that works. There will be a mix of ESX 4.0 and ESX 3.5 hosts along with vCenter 4.0 with a mix of Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Red Hat 4.x and 5.x, SQL Server 2005 and Oracle database. TSM is deployed but needs a major upgrade.
I'm looking at VDR, VCB and 3rd party software like Veeam and esXpress. Can anyone share their experience or opinions, especially if you have experience with TSM backup with or without VCB.