Backup Netware Cluster Enviroment with Backup Exec 12.5

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Hi there,

we want to Backup a Novell Cluster Enviroment with Backup Exec 12.5 for Windows
We've have two Nodes with Novell Netware 6.5 SP8 with Cluster Ressources (Datashare, Groupwise, etc.)

I read, that there is no Cluster Support in the BE 12 Version.
Do you know if BE 12.5 support netware cluster or do recommend
another solution to Backup Netware Cluster?

Thanks again for your help
Greetings Basti
 
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Scott KunauSr. Consultant/Managing Partner

Commented:
You are correct, there is no cluster aware support.  You need to do separate jobs based on the physical file server/cluster node and enable them when the cluster resources are on the particular node.

You can get backups just not automatically in the event that one or more resources move between nodes.  The above is what I've done with various versions of BE and it seems to work.  

Hope that helps.

Scott

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I created two jobs for each node for the same cluster volume.
One Job failed and one Job succeeded (it is logical).
How do you handle the error messages.
Is it possible to check if one of these jobs succeeded and just send an error if both jobs fails?

And what about other solutions.
Ich found, that "arcserve 12" also doesn't supports netware cluster services
The Support from "BE for Netware" ends November this year. It also not a solution.
Do you know any other solution?

Greetings
Basti

Sr. Consultant/Managing Partner
Commented:
Look into www.sepusa.com for a solution on Novell Cluster Services.  Here is link for you.  I've worked with most of the backup solutions for NetWare over the years (Backup Exec, NetBackup, ArcServe/BrightStore, Galaxy/CommVault, SBackup, SyncSort, and others) and have had successes and failures or mixed results.  So far with this sep-sesam we have very successful results with our clients

http://sepusa.com/en/content/sep-sesam-data-security-novell-products

Let me know if you have further questions.

Scott

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Commented:
For the Moment we have a working BE 12.5.
I create jobs for all C-Volumes on each node.
The important thing is, we have a working backup.
And now I have time to evaluate the sep-sesam.
Many Thanks for your informations.
Greetings Basti
Scott KunauSr. Consultant/Managing Partner

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Excellent.  If you need anything at all with regards to the sep-sesam, please don't hesitate to ask.

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