I will also reinforce your backup and restore example. Sometimes system people drive me nuts when they say the whole server is backed up. That doesn't necessarily protect the database. None have been willing to demonstrate that it will work. Fortunately I haven't yet had the situation where it must work.
Ooh. Have you defined a RPO & RTO with the organization management? Will that "whole server" backup meet that, especially the RPO? If they say it will, I'd demand a test to prove it, for the management. If they can't, time to set up more traditional recovery options.
Man, I'm cool with new, better, technology. Just SHOW ME that it will work. If you can't show me (yeah, actually was born in Missouri), then we're not using it.
Sorry, total side note from the topic, but it's one that spins me up.