if your SQL Server is a VM (ran from a SAN) is there any risk in writing your backups to the same virtual drive as the live database - or was this "best practice" more geared towards physical servers.
Not sure performance is a concern as backups are run through the night when the databases aren't really being updated by employees. I dont know whether virtual disks can go bad on themselves - or whether its more likely if there's a hardware failure at SAN level then it would affect the whole VM.
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