BE 2012 - GRT Enabled Backup - Full VM Restore
Simple questions for which I am reading different responses on the web, so hoping someone can provide a concise answer.
Context: Backup / Restore functionality within BackupEXEC 2012 for VMware 5.0 Environment, VMware Agent in Guest.
When a backup job is formed for a VM through the registered ESX host or VirtualCenter Server (within BE2012), what is the answer to the following question.
Q1. When the Job has GRT Enabled (and it completes successfully) (Agent installed in VM), can a Full VM restore be performed off that backup? or can it only be used for File / Folder / Object level restores?
I am seeing different answer on the Web, some people say you need to have two backup jobs for each VM, one with GRT enabled to provide File / Folder / Object level restores and one without to enable for full VM restore capability.
The Backup EXEC 2012 Admin Guide is not clear. (Page 782 and onwards)
My testing has been as follows.
1. GRT Enabled - Full VM restore Failed
2. GRT Disabled - Full VM restore worked
Before I start investigating why the GRT enabled full VM restore failed, I want to be sure it is supported in the first place.