Single pass backups and Shared storage questions

A couple of questions if anyone knows - I'll be grateful if you do!

 

- if you load the exchange agent into a VM, and also use the ESX agent to backup via VCB proxy, doe the exchange agent communicate with the ESX agent to do a single pass and thereby allow granular restore?  Or does the Exchange agent simply backup via the network as per normal?

- In a physical environment I can use the SAN Shared Storage option to backup data directly from the location the LUN to a SAN attached tape drive.  Can I do the same with a VM?  My understanding is that the VM will still communicated via the virtual switch and that there is no way to avoid backing up over the network.

 

Thanks!

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Re: Single pass backups and Shared storage questions

Hi RHW,

 

- your first question is the same that I want to know ;-)

- the answer to your second question I have just answered
in a post of Benji, look here: Cannot run the VMware VCB command 'vcbmounter.exe'

 

Regards,

Tobi

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