In the Reconfiguration and Upgrade Guide it states that you should perform a DiRT backup, complete a fresh install of Windows 2003 and Unity 5.0(1) and then do a DiRT restore. Could one use a BackupExec SQL backup to do the restore instead? Has anyone tried this? Are there any caveats?
I would not do this. It's very easy to do what the guide is saying.
DIRT backup, copy off to another location
If you have a spare drive, even better for backup.
Blow the server away
Load up the Unity Platform disc of Windows 2003, or if you have a copy of Windows 2003, that's fine.
Load SQL SP4
Load Unity to same version you had
Works like a champ.