I have 3 hosts to manage and have vmware essentials.
I would like to install VCS Appliance to manage all the 3 hosts along with Veeam Backup & Replication Community edition for backing up VMs
I have a 400GB SSD datastore and 3TB HDD datastore. I installed VCSA on the SSD in thick mode and it took up ~250+ GB.
1. Any suggestsion, industry experience with this kind of work-load for me to install VCSA on the HDD and/or should I keep it on SSD using Thin Mode?
2. If i do decide to change the VCSA appliance later – for eg from Tiny to Small deployment or move it to another Datastore, I should be able to uninstall VCSA and re-deploy correct?
3. Can I use Veeam B&R to do regular snapshots on VMs? – like every 15 minutes or is that too aggressive? . I currently do nightly backups but would like to reduce the Recovery Time Objective
Appreciate any guidance