Commvault SQL iDA installation

When installing a Commvault SQL iDA, does the server need to be rebooted afterwards?

Thanks for any assistance,
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No not normally. This also depends on if any of the files it updates in the registry or file system are locked by other processes during install. This will cause the product to require a reboot. This is not a mandatory reboot, so you can still do backups however it is advised to schedule a reboot as soon as possible as i believe you sometimes have problems doing restores if you don't.
dwisbyAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the response and that is what I was hoping. If the department decides to cluster the SQL server, would this just require another File System iDA and SQL iDA with a normal install or are there special configs in a clustered environment?
Was just informed they are considering clustering the SQL box.

You will need to put one file system ida on the physical server, then one virtual sql ida on the cluster you dont need the sql ida's on the physical server anymore after that. Unless of course you have spare licenses and want to backup individual servers again if the cluster is broken in the future.

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dwisbyAuthor Commented:
Not sure I understand the virtual sql iDA statement. Can you elaborate somewhat on that issue?

It is a separate licensed ida agent. It is installed on to the Cluster rather than the physical server. During install you select the virtual Sql agent (given that the install has detected you are in a cluster) then during the configuration of that agent it will ask which cluster resource you would like to install it on to. You will need one per SQL Cluster resource. More details are found on the CommVault documentation website that includes screen shots which will help more than my words.

I hope this helps

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dwisbyAuthor Commented:
Excellent, thank you for your assistance. You have been very helpful.
dwisbyAuthor Commented:
Very impressed with the concise information and delivered where a laymen could understand.
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