Backing up database files in a Veritas cluster

Select database files for back up from a database icon on a virtual server. If a virtual server contains a database application such as Microsoft SQL Server or Exchange Server, use the appropriate Backup Exec database agent to perform the backup operations; otherwise, only the file system is backed up, not the database files.

To back up database files in a Veritas cluster

  1. On the navigation bar, click the arrow next to Backup.

  2. Click New Backup Job.

  3. In the backup selections pane, expand the domain that contains the cluster, then expand the virtual server that contains the database files, and then select the databases.

  4. Set database-specific defaults. Refer to the specific Backup Exec database agent documentation for details on how to set backup defaults for the database.

  5. If you created a device pool for the cluster, select it as the default destination device so that jobs can restart on the failover node if failover occurs.

  6. Configure the remainder of the settings for the backup job.

  7. Run the backup job now or schedule it to run later.