Two-node cluster with locally attached storage devices

In this configuration, cluster-aware Backup Exec is installed on the controlling node, failover occurs to designated nodes in the cluster, and storage devices are locally attached to each node.

Each node's locally attached storage devices are automatically assigned to the All Devices (<Node Name>) device pool, which is also the default destination device on that node when you create backup or restore jobs. You must create a device pool that includes storage devices on the controlling node and on each failover node in order for jobs to run when failover occurs.

See Creating device pools for Microsoft Cluster Servers.

To restore data in this configuration, move media to the failover node's locally attached storage device and reinventory before starting a restore operation.

Figure: Two-node Cluster with Locally Attached Storage Devices

Two-node Cluster with Locally Attached Storage Devices

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