Using checkpoint restart on Microsoft Cluster Server failover

You can enable or disable checkpoint restart for each backup job run on the cluster (by default, checkpoint restart is enabled). When checkpoint restart is enabled, jobs that were interrupted because of a failover continue from the point of interruption rather than starting over. Files that were already backed up are skipped, and only the remaining files in the job are backed up when the job is restarted. If this option is not selected, jobs are restarted from the beginning.

Checkpoint restart works best for the following file types:

The following types of files cannot use checkpoint restart:

Checkpoint restart is not supported by the following:

Jobs that are restarted from the point of failover display a status of 'Resumed' in the Job Monitor.

Before using checkpoint restart, review the following: