I am reviewing our backup policy for sharepoint on-premises farms 2013 & 2016. where our IT admins mentioned that they backup all Microsoft applications such as exchnage,sharepoint, sql server, etc.. using a tool named "Symantec Backup Exec / Veritas Backup Exec". now in our cases we have these 2 farms for 2 customers:-
Windows server 2008 R2 acting as sharepoint 2013 application server + another Windows 2008 R2 containing the databases.
Windows server 2012 R2 acting as sharepoint 2016 application server + another Windows 2008 R2 containing the databases.
so can anyone advice if using the "Symantec Backup Exec/ Veritas Backup Exec" are supported tools for backuping sharepoint application servers? and their databases? and do those types of backups support disaster recovery scenarios? for example in-case the whole sharepoint application server crashes? or the whole database server crashes? or both of them?
now for the sharepoint site backups, i already do a daily backups for the site collections using this command "Backup-SPSite ....", this backup allow me to restore certain site collections if we did a faulty settings or wrong critical update to the data.. but the backup using "Backup-SPSite" does not cover disaster recovery scenarios, as we can only restore the site collections on the same farm which have the same patches and updates, and will not cover backuping the managed services.. So can anyone advice if using the "Symantec Backup Exec" & "Veritas Backup Exec" are supported tools for backuping sharepoint application servers? and their databases?to cover disaster recovery scenarios?