Using BackupExec 16 with vmWare and have a question regarding full server backups, differentials and virtual machines. Can I have differential backups of the DATA portion of a server that I do a full virtual machine backup of? Here is the scenario:
Sunday - Full backup of the entire virtual machine "Host1"; contains a c-drive and a d-drive that has a bunch of Office documents.
M-F - Differential backup of the d-drive only
Is that possible? Does backing up the entire virtual machine reset the flags on the individual Office documents? Or would I have to do this scenario:
Sunday - Full backup of the entire virtual machine "Host1"; contains a c-drive and a d-drive that has a bunch of Office documents
Monday - Full backup of the d-drive
Tue through Fri - Differential backup of the d-drive
To clarify, you are saying that the first scenario is NOT possible, that if you backup the entire VM, then any differentials based off the backup will be for the whole VM, and not a specific drive of that VM?