You could do a hybrid, livesync the VM, and replicate the SQL backups to the off site.
We have the Commvault SQL DB files on dedicated disks on the comserv VM. Those disks are marked independent/persistent so they do not participate in snapshots and or backups of the VM. The DR backup of the DB is on one of the normal disk and get replicated off site with vSphere replication.
When we run DR tests, we power up the VM, add a few disks for the SQL DB, and run the Commvault DR recovery GUI.
Note: the SQL system files are not on the independent disks otherwise SQL will not start.
Hope this helps or gives a few ideas