How does this work - AVVI Backup With GRT without the agent installed
I have BE 2012 SP2, VMware 5.1 using the AVVI agent. I was going to test a few scenarios to see how BE reacted. One was to use AVVI to backup a Windows 2008 R2 VM with the GRT file level recovery option checked (not the application GRT) without the RAWS agent installed.
Oddly, the backup operation worked - and the restore of individual files! How can this be? I thought the windows agent was required to be installed to do ANY GRT stuff. Even says this in the logs and I'm pretty sure I remember seeing that elsewhere in the manuals. I verified there is not even a Symantec folder in Program files after not believeing what I saw in the add/remove programs section of the server.
Is this something new maybe with BE SP2 or VMware 5.1 or was I confused from the get go?