As an old-school DBA backing up your databases has always been a pretty important part of the job. Protect the data has been drilled into my head. But as we move forward with technology we are looking at SQL backups actually causing problems.
We are using VMWare Data Recovery, as well as vRanger to do point-in-time full system recovery and if I backup the database to a file it actually increases the backup of the VM because it is an incremental backup.
I wanted to see if there were other DBAs out there with similar problems and what everyone is coming up with as the best practice for this shift in technology.