Backing up Microsoft Cluster Servers

To protect all data in the cluster, including file shares, databases, and the cluster quorum, back up the following:


For offhost backup jobs that use the hardware provider, the media server and the remote computer must be in different cluster groups. The cluster applications cannot support devices' logical unit numbers (LUNs) that have duplicate signatures and partition layouts, therefore, the snapshots containing the LUNs must be transported to a host, or remote computer, that is outside the cluster.

The Command Line Applet can be used with Backup Exec when Backup Exec is installed in a cluster. The only limitation is that you cannot use the Command Line Applet to specify a device for backup. You can use the Command Line Applet to target a device pool, but not a specific device in that pool.

More Information

Backing up local disks in a Microsoft cluster

Backing up shared disks in a Microsoft cluster

Backing up database files in a Microsoft cluster

About backing up Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003/2008 features in a Veritas cluster

Creating a backup job by using the Backup Wizard