vSphere Replication 5.5.0.0

We currently have around 55 VMs spanned across four hosts on the HQ site. My question is, if we were to use vSphere Replication to a off site location would it be able to recover our MSSql server and it's databases? Also does vSphere Replication backup everything including the other drives attached to the VM?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
My question is, if we were to use vSphere Replication to a off site location would it be able to recover our MSSql server and it's databases?

Yes, they would be available, and current at the time of replication.

Also does vSphere Replication backup everything including the other drives attached to the VM?

The entire VM is replicated including all drives attached.
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CityInfoSysAuthor Commented:
Do you think it would be okay to use the Replication as a secondary backup for sql databases instead of  VDP advanced?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
When discussing DBs with SQL Admins, often they prefer to have DB backups, rather than SQL Backups.

Replication will give you the entire VM back, VDP Advanced will be able to give you better granular control of the SQL database.
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CityInfoSysAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
no problems.
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