Using NetBackup for SQL Server with clustering solutions
NetBackup for SQL Server can be used for backing up and restoring installations which are clustered either with Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS) or Veritas Cluster Server (VCS).
Support for Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS) clusters
NetBackup supports MSCS on 32-bit systems. On SQL Server 7.0, a maximum of 2 failover nodes is supported, on SQL Server 2000, 4 nodes, on SQL Server 2005, 8 nodes. Symantec recommends that the NetBackup server and the SQL Server be in different cluster groups.
SQL Server 7.0
SQL Server 2000
SQL Server 2005
maximum failover nodes allowed, 32-bit systems
maximum failover nodes allowed, 64-bit systems
maximum virtual servers allowed
Unique SQL Server instances in an MSCS cluster are distinguished by the virtual server name. An operation performed with an instance of SQL Server which is