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Windows Cluster Shared Volumes Support

Post by grantd » Mar 18, 2018 7:52 pm

The page below shows that Veeam currently supports failover clusters, but not ones that use cluster shared volumes. Are there any plans to implement that capability? Testing shows that backing up a CSV on a file share cluster currently works (at least in our test environment) but simply isn't officially supported by Veeam. Thanks.

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Re: Windows Cluster Shared Volumes Support

Post by Dima P. » Mar 18, 2018 8:41 pm

Hello and welcome to the community grantd.

Indeed, CSV is not supported. Please clarify what type of data you store on the CSV? Thank you!

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Re: Windows Cluster Shared Volumes Support

Post by grantd » Mar 18, 2018 11:27 pm

Thanks. I'm specifically looking to backup a Windows DFS File Share that currently uses CSVs.

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Re: Windows Cluster Shared Volumes Support

Post by sbiggi » Apr 25, 2018 9:35 pm

I have a customer running Windows Failover Cluster with SQL 2014 using CSVs and the databases reside on the CSV. So as Veeam currently is, it doesn't backup any database information.

If Veeam can backup HyperV using CSVs, why doesn't it support it for non-hyperv backups?

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Re: Windows Cluster Shared Volumes Support

Post by Dima P. » Apr 27, 2018 10:54 am

Hello Seth.

The processing logic is different, so this request cannot be implemented that easy. Thanks for sharing your use case, I've added your vote to this feature request.

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Re: Windows Cluster Shared Volumes Support

Post by CorbinD » Aug 16, 2018 2:27 pm

So, Does Veeam have a best practice then or option for backing up shared cluster storage?

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Re: Windows Cluster Shared Volumes Support

Post by Dima P. » Aug 17, 2018 5:30 pm

Terry,

Please clarify when saying clustered storage are you referring to cluster shared volumes? Thank you.

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Re: Windows Cluster Shared Volumes Support

Post by CorbinD » Aug 21, 2018 2:28 pm

Hi Dima,

Yes, Clustered shared volumes.

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Re: Windows Cluster Shared Volumes Support

Post by rolflobker » Aug 28, 2018 10:39 am

I am also interested in this.

For High Availability it makes sense to use Cluster Shared Volumes for fileshares.
This also enables to option of Rolling Upgrades without downtime.

So my use case would not specifically be backing up the CSV itself, rather the Cluster Role(s)
The Clustered disk / Shares. Those can 'migrate' from server A to server B.

This effectively "removes" the Clustered Disk and shares from the VM itself so I would understand that this requires an alternative method of back-ing up because it cannot be linked to a specific VM.

Maybe Clustered disks could be backed up to a seperate VBR/VBK that is linked to all the VM's that have this cluster role?

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Re: Windows Cluster Shared Volumes Support

Post by Dima P. » Aug 28, 2018 6:09 pm

Hi folks,

Sorry for keeping silence. From the top of my head the workaround for csv backup might be file level approach i.e. file copy or even file to tape job aimed at CSV volume via SMB.

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