Using Veeam to backup a MS SQL Cluster

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Using Veeam to backup a MS SQL Cluster

Veeam Logoby ROSA » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:24 am

We have a MS SQL cluster and I'm trying to figure out a way how to backup it using Veeam.
The cluster consists of two Windows 2008 R2 servers running MS SQL server 2008 R2, one server virtual (VMW) and one physical.
The databases are stored on mapped NetApp virtual disks.
We are using VBR to backup the virtual server (system disk only) and Legato to backup the databases.
I would like to backup the whole cluster including databases using VBR (for the virtual server) and VAW (for the virtual server) and include the databases (all disks).
Is it possible?
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Re: Using Veeam to backup a MS SQL Cluster

Veeam Logoby Andreas Neufert » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:35 pm

Sorry to say... no.

No shared disk support yet in the Win Agent 2.0.
On VMware no raw lun support.

When you place both on VMware with shared disks they can not be used with VMware Snapshots, so no VMware API backup possible.

Microsoft created therefore SQL AlwayON Availability Groups (and in case of Exchange ...DAG) that run without shared disk. Veeam support this in a virtual only config.
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Re: Using Veeam to backup a MS SQL Cluster

Veeam Logoby ROSA » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:44 am

Thank you.

At least I know, there is no point to try.
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