Recovery to VMWare ESXi
We are planning to setup an offsite replication system where our ShadowProtect image files are copied across to a server in a data centre.
We plan to have the server running VMWare ESXi, initially with one VM to simply receive and store the image files.
In the event of a disaster, we would then create additional VM's on this remote server, and load recover the images onto these new VM's.
My problem is how would the new VM's access the image files? There wouldn't be any network in place as such, just the other VM that is storing the images, but I'm not sure how the new VM's would be able to get to these. Even if we were able to copy them to a USB hard drive, we wouldn't be able to recover from them because ESXi doesn't support USB.
Anyone done this before or have any ideas how we could achieve this?