Do I need to backup the database on the vCenter Server?
Posted on 2014-02-18
Two Hosts running VMWare Essentials Plus, with VMs on a shared SAN.
We purchased two Symantec Backup Exec 2012, Agent for VMware and Hyper-V -Essential licenses for backing up VM's on the two hosts.
Do we also need to buy Symantec Backup Exec 2012 Agent for Applications and Databases Win - Essential to backup the vCenter database?
My thinking is "no, we don't", since that database is not going to change that often and we will have a backup of the entire vCenter VM.
But I would like to be sure, so I'm asking for opinions here.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions regarding this.