Originally Posted by Red Whopper
Thanks Marvin.Should I set up a separate back-up within the Windows environment to another external drive?
That's an option, you can even backup essential files from the virtual machine to a shared folder on the Mac, which would be included in the Mac's backup routine and just exclude the main large virtual machine file from backup.
So say that you have a 24GB VMWare image and you only have a documents folder in it that's 1GB, it's slower versioning the 24GB file to a backup every time so you can copy the 1GB to a shared drive and that puts it in the Mac filesystem, which gets backed up.
If the virtual drive isn't all that big and you don't access the virtual machine often then it wold be ok to keep it in the normal backup routine.