VM Backup/Restore question (Confused)??
I am currently using the VStorage API within 7.5.4, on certain policies I have set the VMWare option to exclude the datadisks so that only the C: is backed up for file level recovery and for VM recovery and the D drive is backed up using the traditional NBU client method.
Example of one server is a 60Gb C: and a 500Gb D: drive, the backup amount to virtual tape is 21Gb, only the C: is shown for a file level restore, when I run the VMDK restore I see two vmdk files, one is 60Gb and the other is 500Gb.
What I was wondering is when running the backup does the snapshot size equate to only the 60Gb C: drive or would it also include the 500Gb D: drive so that when a full VMDK restore is initiated it would then cover the C & D drives without the data on the D drive.