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cgierlackcgierlack Posts: 2
edited September 23, 2005 2:24PM in SQL Backup Previous Versions
Is SQL Backup 'Cluster Aware'?

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    peteypetey Posts: 2,358 New member
    Depends.

    When using the GUI, SQL Backup will look for all installed instances on the local node. In a cluster, this will include all active instances that may be running on other nodes. When you run a backup/restore via the GUI, you can only do so on the instance that is running on the local node, although you might see other instances listed.

    The same applies to the command line interface i.e. you can only backup/restore on the instance that is running on the local node.

    That aside, SQL Backup is aware that it's running on a cluster node, and can identify the SQL Server cluster name related to the active local instance.
    Peter Yeoh
    SQL Backup Consultant Developer
    Associate, Yohz Software
    Beyond compression - SQL Backup goodies under the hood, updated for version 8
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