I have an instance of SQL Server 2017 Standard installed on a physical server running Windows Server 2019. I'm currently working with our server administrator to configure the server backup, which he is using Symantec Backup Exec to complete. He is using the SQL Server agent to perform the SQL Server Database backups, but for the file backup I was wondering if there are any specific directories that it is best practice to include.
I'm under the impression that database and log files should be excluded from the file backup, but was wondering if there are any specific folders where SQL Server was installed to that should be included? I've tried looking this up in Microsoft's documentation and Googling it, but can only seem to find documentation regarding performing database backups.
Any advise would be appreciated