We have a 2 node MS SQL cluster, SQL 2008 R2 RTM version. Trying to decide best way to backup with Networker Module, we are running NW Server 18.104.22.168 Build 270 - some docs say NMM 3 is preferred, yet compatibility guide says use NMSQL 5.4 SP2
Can't seem to find a doc file for this new NMSQL 5.4 SP2
Is anyone having any luck with this?
Bongo...wrong about what?
I'll see if we can find the latest NMM software and docs and will try that. Even though the EMC software compatibility guide says to use NMSQL 5.4 SP 2....
Although NMSQL 5.2 SP2 is also supported with NetWorker Server 8.0, 8.0 SP1, 8.0 SP2, 8.0 SP3, and 8.1 versions, you are not recommanded to install it because its primary support cycle is ended. EMC now provides only extended support for it.
Thank you Tim. I tried the link for the downloads, and I see the NMM 3.0 files and docs, but there is nothing under the NMM 3.0 SP1 section that I can see. Is the NMM 3.0 SP1 maybe a hidden file?
Configuration would be as every cluster backup is configured for NetWorker.
- create client instances for 2 physical node and the virtual node, with the SQL backup configuration on the virtual cluster.
- ensure you have SYSTEM@NODE1 and SYSTEM@NODE2 in the remote access field.
We would be curious to see if there is any recommendation from EMC on using VDI versus VSS for a SQL Server cluster. With most other backup products VSS works just fine, but if there are any limitations specific to Networker that would make it beneficial to go with VDI over VSS then that would be good to know.