Backup of SAP/Oracle VM using AVVI
We have a production SAP server using Oracle as a DB.
The server is a VMware virtual machine on a Windows 2008 R2 OS platform.
The question is, is it safe to backup the whole machine (without GRT enabled) using AVVI? Is this something that Symantec can vouch for? Obviously we do not want to risk any possible issues (DB corruptions, VM availability etc).
Oracle version is 188.8.131.52, and as I can see the Oracle VSS Writer is stable without any errors. The database is in ARCHIVELOG mode.
The full machine backup will be performed on a weekly basis for DR purposes.
There is already a daily DB backup using BRBACKUP tool in place picked up on a tape by Symantec RAWS.