Does Backup Exec 2012 Incrementally dedup a VM and its' application database Exchange 2010?
Goal I want to achive:
I want to be able to use the VMware Agent to perform a Full backup of a guest Exchange 2010 VM to to a dedup folder and then I want to make Incremenatl backups of the VM (and of course of Exchange) to that same dedup folder. This is ideal solution b/c in disaster I want to be able to restore the entire VM or B2V or B2P it to dissimilar hardware.
Media Server Configuration:
I have the VMware Agent installed and can see my ESXi Server in the Backup Exec (BE) 2012 console. I also have the Windows Remote Agent and the Applications and databases agent installed on the BE Server.
I was told that I should not make Incremental VM backups from the Exchange 2010 VM Full backup which also resides in the same dedup folder. This was recommeded not to do, b/c since the VM backup is using applicaiton level GRT it will cause errors when trying to mount the Full database backup to compare against when doing the incremental.
Is it possible to do make Dedup Incremental VM backups of Exchange 2010 Servers?
If I cannot do it to dedup folder that is fine, I'll just send both VM backups (Full and Incr) to a non-dedup folder and achive the same Goal, but I'll loose the ability to dedup.