Continue with Traditional Backups even though we are doing VMWARE Backups?
I have a file server that is virtualized. We own the VMWARE Agent for backup exec. This Virtual machine also has the Remote Agent installed on it. We have been doing two things.
1. Traditional Backups of the Files used by our users. So the files they access via network drives. We a full on Sunday, then incrementals all week, and then repeat. This is for disaster recovery but also used quite a bit to do restores for our users.
2. VMBackup - We have also been doing a VMWare Backup where it quieces the VM and gets you a copy of the VMDK and all that stuff. We run this once a week. It is quite a bit more data as it is the whole computer. So it backs everything. This is really for Disaster Recovery, more than day to day restores for users that delete a file etc...
My question is with GRT and the Windows Agent can I stop doing the first item and switch to something where we do a Full VMBackup on Sunday, we then run incrementals all week using the VM Agent?
Is this somethign other people are doing?
Is this something you would recommend doing?
I just got done finding out that Synthetic backups and Deduplication won't work together even though our sales rep said it would, so I wanted to make sure I asked this before getting too much further... but that is another story.
Oh btw - We are using 2012. Yeah, been ruff.