How to setup B2D on a cluster
Posted on 2008-09-29
We are running Windows Server 2003 Enterprise as a 2 node cluster on 2 Dell 6350s connect by fiber to a Dell EMC SAN. We are using Backup Exec for Windows Server 2003 10d for our backups. Curretly we are backing up to tape on a Dell PowerVault 136T Robotic Library with six drives. We would like to start using backing up to disk (B2D) but cannot find any information on how to setup this up on a 2 node cluster. We did create some backup-to-disk folders on node1 and it works fine. However, when we look at node 2 there are no folders listed under Backup-to-Disk Folders. When we try to create the folder with same name as on node1 we get error saying folder is already in use. If we use another name for the folder then it is not referenced in any job. Is it possible to use B2D in a clustered environment with Backup Exec? Thanks.