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Using NetBackup for SQL Server with clustering solutions Support for Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) clusters

clustered with MSCS is very similar to a non-clustered operation except that the client or host name is the SQL virtual name and the designated instance is <default>.

If SQL Server shares a cluster with a virtual NetBackup server, then SQL Server and the NetBackup server may be placed in the same group; but they must have different IP and network names.

Support for Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) clusters

NetBackup for SQL Server supports VCS clusters with active SQL Server instances. The VirtualName attribute under the Veritas Cluster Server resource type, Lanman, is the name of the virtual SQL Server. An operation performed with an instance of SQL Server that is clustered with VCS is very similar to a non-clustered operation except that the client or host name is the VirtualName and the designated instance is <default>.

Installing NetBackup for SQL Server in a cluster

Installation prerequisites

To use NetBackup for SQL Server in a cluster, the following prerequisites must be met:

  • SQL Server installed on each node to which NetBackup can failover in the cluster.

  • NetBackup server software installed on the server. Refer to the NetBackup Installation Guide for details on installing the NetBackup server.

  • NetBackup for Windows server or client installed on each node to which NetBackup can failover in the cluster. The NetBackup for SQL Server software is installed along with the server or the client software. See the NetBackup Installation Guide for installation instructions on Windows clients.

Installation instructions

NetBackup for SQL Server is installed with the server and client software. To use this agent in a clustered environment, you need to register a valid license key for it on each node on which NetBackup server is installed.

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