We have a SBS 2008 Server, that runs a database application on a VMWare Virtual Server (Server 2003). We want to make sure the database and anything else important on the Virtual Server is being backed up correctly.
Previously, the SBS Server had Acronis True Image SBS installed and was doing a nightly image backup of the entire Server. I’m not sure if that was backing up the Virtual Server correctly, with the Server running and database live.
Now, Backup Exec SBS 2010 R2 has been installed. We are backing up everything on the C: drive, but I'm still not sure if the live Virtual Server is backing up correctly.
Do we need to shut down the Virtual Server while the backup is running to ensure a correct backup? Do we need to do a separate database backup from the Virtual Server to the SBS Server if we want to keep the Virtual Server up?