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Backup MS SQL Failover Cluster

Created: 02 Apr 2014 • Updated: 03 Apr 2014 | 3 comments
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I have ms failover cluster with ms sql.

cluster consist of two nodes.

How can i backup sql instance? i must backup all nodes?

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Siddhant Saini's picture


You'll need to install the Backup Exec Remote Agent for Windows Servers(RAWS) on both the nodes. Backup Exec would then list the SQL resource. 

Note: You may need to perform a reboot of each node after installation of RAWS. As such, please install it on Node1 first, move the resources, reboot and then do the same on Node 2. 

Installation of RAWS:

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Siddhant Saini

CraigV's picture backup the virtual node that shows your SQL server's name itself, not the nodes. Although you can backup the System State and any other information on the physical nodes you need.


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