I have an Exchange Server 2010 running in a virtual machine on our VMWare Esx Server, and we do backups of the virtual machines regulary.
I heard somewhere that the Exchange Server should be stopped during the backup, because else I would risk a data loss. Is this true? Wouldn't this also imply that Exchange Server is not tolerant to a server power loss?
EDIT: I use VMWare ESX 3.5, and therefore do not have the vStorage API.