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pbx cluster resource questions

Created: 26 May 2013 • Updated: 29 May 2013 | 9 comments
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A client added a new server to a windows cluster that was setup a couple of months ago do we need to set up a PBX-ClusterGroup and a PBX resource for that new server? And a PBX resource for it? Or are those PBX items not needed?

If they are not needed can they be removed without affecting the windows cluster setup?

Also, it was asked if these were setup cluster aware, however from what I read as long as the client is installed on the windows  servers in the cluster

that would work as well.

Thanks in Advance!

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StefanosM's picture

you can delete the PBX resource without cosing any problem.

netbackup clients and from 7.x media servers,  are not cluster aware.
You need to create a policy to backup the cluster hosts local drives  (posibly only c:\ and system state) and one or more policies to backup the cluster resurces (using the cluster name as client name)

Marianne's picture

You can also prevent NBU from configuring PBX resource group when doing new installations on clustered clients:

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links

huanglao2002's picture

I agree with Marianne.

We often encounter pbx cluster resource take MS cluster down.

When we use install scripts to do this , it easy to avoid it.

nbustarter380's picture

Thank you  Stefanos, Marianne and huanglao2002  for your responses  I appreciate them.

Marianne's picture

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Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links

nbustarter380's picture


Is it an advantage to make a cluster  "cluster aware" ? or is that just a different option of chosing to do a cluster without installing the client on 2 or more nodes?  The reason I ask is a client "customer" had a question about should their windows cluster be "cluster aware".


huanglao2002's picture

netbackup client pbx is not nessary whether it is cluster/standaone.