Best practices for Backup Exec 2010 Agent for VMware Virtual Infrastructure
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Best practices include tips and recommendations to help you effectively use Backup Exec 2010 Agent for VMware Virtual Infrastructure (Agent for VMware). For more information about the Agent for VMware, see the Backup Exec 2010 Administrator's Guide.
The following best practices help you use the Agent for VMware effectively:
Back up virtual machines that do not support Granular Recovery Technology (GRT), such as Linux and Mac, in a separate job and deselect the four options to "Enable GRT for <Microsoft application name> on virtual machines".
If a virtual machine does not support GRT, but the options to enable application GRT are selected, the job will fail. Therefore, placing the virtual machines that do not support GRT in a separate backup job and deselecting the application GRT options will help to prevent job failures.
If you select the vCenter or the ESX server as a backup resource, all virtual machines are backed up. For a recurring job, any virtual machines that you add after the job is created are included in the backup.
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