Enterprise Vault (EV) 8.0 Cluster Backup Procedures

Article:TECH78557  |  Created: 2010-01-05  |  Updated: 2012-04-10  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH78557
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With previous versions of Enterprise Vault in a Clustered configuration, the legacy batch file method of placing the server in Read-Only mode failed, and did not allow for Cluster fail-over.


The recommended procedure for backing up EV 8.0 is by using the power shell commands outlined in the Administrators Guide. This process also works with EV in a Clustered configuration, using the cluster server name to set the backup mode:

Powershell -psconsolefile "C:\Program Files\Enterprise Vault\EVShell.psc1" -command "& {set-vaultstorebackupmode -name 'Express Vault Store Group' -evservername server1 -evobjecttype vaultstoregroup}"

Use the Enterprise vault cluster name, in place of "-evservername server1". (Ex. -evservername EVault1)

Note: Because the powershell process places EV in backup mode by updating SQL, this process will allow a Clustered Vault Server to fail over and remain in backup mode.


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