Im implementing Avamar for backups and trying to determine the best solution for backing up windows servers
all my servers are virtual so im trying to decide if its best to use vmdk backups or vss & windows file system
Avamar allows the vmdk method and file system method
im thinking of backing up servers like exchange and sql via the following
vmdk backup so i can restore complete image or individual files
and also a exchange aware database level backup so i can restore dataabaes to a consistant state.
also when using windows file system backups is it possible to exclude files using a wildcard
eg exclude all *.ldf *.mdf *.edb etc