VMware Tools confirm VSS working
Posted on 2014-01-27
Probably dumb questions but I am backing up a number of VMs running a variety of Windows OSes with backup software that relies on the installed VMware Tools to snapshot some open databases . Whenever I'd back these databases up with NTBackup or Windows Server Backup, I'd always see entries in the application event logs related to VSS but the only entries I see now are the Service Control events in the system log saying that various services are starting (ex. VMware Snapshot Provider) or stopping. The log from the backup says everything went well but I'm not really sure that it did. Is the lack of VSS entries normal and is there any way that I can easily confirm that the database backups are actually consistent? Just don't want any nasty surprises with corruption should a database need to be restored.