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Backing up clustered servers in PureDisk 6.6.1

Created: 08 Nov 2012 | 4 comments
Spartacus81's picture

Guys,

i have purdisk 6.6.1 PureDisk enviornment which is backing up 20 remote sites across Asia. I have a requirement to backup the clustered servers now.. i know how it works in Netbackup; you installed agent on both active and passive node and tell Netbackup the cluster name to back the cluster up. but how can we backup cluster in puredisk.. i have installed Puredisk agent on both active and passive node but during the install it runs the registration process and the client get registered with the node..

we can setup the backup on both nodes as they both using the shared storage and activate the bacukp only the ACTIVE node but that doesnt seem logical; if the cluster failover my backup would fail..

any suggesstion would be appreicated..

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MilesVScott's picture

We used to have a clustered SQL environment (migrated it to VMware for HA). We didn't do backups from the Physical node. We installed the NBU client on the logical Resource and that allowed for success even after fail overs. I hope that helps.

If my answer was helpful, please mark as a solution so others can benefit as well.

NBU 7.1.0.3,Win 2k3 Enterprise x64 SP2

Miles Scott | Holland & Knight
IT Infrastructure Specialist

Spartacus81's picture

Thanks MilesVScott. But my question is how can i backup the clustered servers using PureDisk?

Bugs comes in through open windows!

MilesVScott's picture

Well it depends on what you are trying to capture. If you just need the data on those servers the logical OS is where I would install the client. From there just set the policies STU to a PureDisk pool(or if applicable an SLP using the PDDO).

If my answer was helpful, please mark as a solution so others can benefit as well.

NBU 7.1.0.3,Win 2k3 Enterprise x64 SP2

Miles Scott | Holland & Knight
IT Infrastructure Specialist

Spartacus81's picture

Thanks Miles.. but am not using Puredisk disk pool in Netbackup. am using PureDisk that has direct attached storage and has web interface.. i will speak to my customer and see if the cluster name in their enviornment has any logical OS. if yes than that should be relativley straight forward...

Bugs comes in through open windows!