Hyper-V Failover Cluser backup issue
Hello to all,
I have recently setup an Hyper-V failover cluster with 2 brand new servers configured as clustered nodes along with a CSV storage.
THe cluster is working great, the failover works fine, and I can Live Migrate Virtual Machines as much as I want.
However I am running into a Backup issue.
My Backup software is Backup Exec 2010 R3. I have installed the backup agent on my 2 failover nodes.
In the backup job selection I can see my cluster refered as Hyper-V-Cluster1 , and underneath I see C:\ClusterStorage\Volume1 , and also Microsoft Hyper-V-HA Virtual Machines , with my Virtual Machines listed.
So far so good.
The problem is that , when selecting VMs under Hyper-V HA , the backup will fail for all the VMs stored on the node which is not the storage Owner Node.
For the owner node the VMs are backedup properly as long as I choose the following Advanced Open File option:
Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service => Automatic, Allow Vss to select the snapshot provider.
But for the VMs on the NON storage Owner node the job will failed with the following error:
- AOFO: Initialization failure on: "VRTSRV::\\HyperV-Cluster1.xxx.local\Hyper-V?HA?VM\VM1". Advanced Open File Option used: Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS).
V-79-10000-11230 - VSS Snapshot error. Unable to get minimum quiet time for physical volumes. Reduce the activity on these volumes, or wait and run the backup when there is less activity on the volumes.
The following volumes are dependent on resource: "C:" "C:\CLUSTERSTORAGE\VOLUME1" .
I cannot back up VMs stored on the non owner Hyper-V host ( node).
I tranfered this VM on the Owner node, and then the backup works just fine.
So I would like to know how to backup all my VMs stored on the other node.
Besides , in the job selection, if I choose my VM from the C:\Clusterstorage\Volume 1 instead of selecting it from Hyper-V HA , it works fine too.
So I am also wondering what is the difference between choosing Hyper-V HA , and C:\Clusterstorage
I am adding a picture below, so it makes more sense.
Thank you for your answers !