i have a (i think) very simple question:
Is it possible to run app-aware backups with windows-credentials (SQL-Server, log truncating) and normal image backups in the same job without getting error messages?
I have a customer that has some servers with SQL-Server and some VMs that need just image backup. Additionally, some of the "just image backup" VMs are powered off sometimes. I want to handle that customer in one job.
Now, if i run the job with credentials, the powered-off VMs produce errors ("cannot connect to the hosts administrative share") and are not getting backed up at all. I would like to see a fallback to image backup there.
I have seen that i can specifiy the credentials on a per-vm-level, but i can not unset the credential for some VMs, as there has to be a default user for the resource pool, on which the backup job is based.
So i guess a way to achieve what i am looking for would be specifying the single VMs as backup sources and specifiy credentials for every VM. But that comes with the downside that new customer-VMs are not automatically added to the backup job. That is a feature i would really like to retain.
I hope you can tell me if i am digging for something thats not there or if there is a solution for my "problem".
Thanks in advance,