Hi all, since it's my first topic let me introduce me: I'm Alessandro and i'm writing from Italy. I'm a newbie with Veeam, and a couple of years of experience with VMware.
I'm happy to join this Community
At the moment I'm running my first jobs both on Windows and Linux guests. With Windows, where I'm mostly running VSS aware applications, i feel more comfortable.
On Linux it's a bit more complicated because VSS is not available. I've studied the documentations and an interesting, popular post which is http://www.virten.net/2012/05/filesyste ... th-vmware/
I think i have understood the various level of consistency in backups (crash, file level, application) but i still have difficulties to decide how to proceed with Linux VMs. Creating the jobs with "all defaults" the VMware tools quiescence is not enabled, so backups taken are crash-consistent. Is it better to enable quiescence on any Linux VM, or it's better to enable only when running particular applications (i.e. MySQL)?
Another question is about that blog's post: it refers about enabling VMware FileSystem Sync Driver (vmsync) in VMware Tools configuration. I'm running on lastest buld of vSphere 5.1u1 (1312873) and i have performed the installation of VMware Tools on a VM today, searching for that "experimental" option to enable. I did not see it: the sync driver is out of experimental so enabled by default or become unavailable?
Thanks in advance