SQL incremental (log) backups fail after VMware backup runs
I have a weekly full / daily differential policy running against vSphere using the Backup Exec 2010 VMware Agent. Two of the VM's being backed up during those jobs are running SQL Server. I have a weekly full / daily incremental (log) policy that are run against the databases (in fully recovery mode) on those VM's. When I run the SQL backup policy without the VMware policy jobs are successful, but whenever a SQL incremental / log backup job runs after a VMware backup job runs the SQL log backup gives me the error message that the previous SQL full backup was not performed by Backup Exec and so it couldn't continue. There are no other manual or automatic backup processes running on these servers. The VMware Agent jobs do have GRT enabled. Is the VMware job also backing up my SQL databases? If so, can I restore from them? Is my second SQL policy useless? What's the recommended practice here? Thanks!