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Windows Failover Clusters with SQL AlwaysOn Availability Groups

Post by csmall » Jan 18, 2019 2:51 pm

Is the Veeam Agent for Windows required to backup Windows Failover Clusters with SQL AlwaysOn Availability Groups?

They are all virtual machines and are all using vmdk with no in-guest iscsi.

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Re: Windows Failover Clusters with SQL AlwaysOn Availability Groups

Post by csmall » Jan 18, 2019 3:32 pm

If I start to configure a standard vmware backup job it obviously only lets me select virtual machines and not the failover cluster object from Active Directory. This leads me to think that I need to use the Veeam Agent for Windows in order to handle the failover cluster/sql alwayson

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Re: Windows Failover Clusters with SQL AlwaysOn Availability Groups

Post by Dima P. » Jan 18, 2019 3:38 pm

Colin,

With vm backup you can protect only single nodes, that's true. Agent Management functionality provides the way to discover the cluster account within your active directory and use it as a source for failover cluster job.

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Re: Windows Failover Clusters with SQL AlwaysOn Availability Groups

Post by csmall » Jan 18, 2019 3:47 pm

Thank you Dima. So in my case the agent makes the most sense.

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