Can I backup VMware guests as regular physical servers by Symantec Backup Exec?
Posted on 2010-01-03
as in title, can I backup VMware guests (VMs) as regular physical servers by Symantec Backup Exec?
I do not mean some kind of snapshot backup, or some kind of consolidated backup, I mean backup of files, system state, mainly exchange database and so on.
My scenario is
Windows Server 2003 R2
Symantec BackupExec 12.0 with Exchange agent
VMware guest - VM:
Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Exchange 2007
Symantec Remote agent for windows servers
When I want to backup anything on VM, I will get the error with Failed Access - Access is denied (with System Logon account). I tried to use "root" user, or any kind of Domain Admin, but I still have this error.
Its there problem with some permissions od VMware host, or guest, or I will not be able to backup anything without BackupExec agent for VMware Virtual Infrastructure ?
Thanks for help