2013-04-05 01:37 AM - edited 2015-12-18 01:14 AM
I'm new to Snap Manager. Just trying to configure our first scheduled backup job. We have a 3 member DAG. I am only looking to backup the database from the remote passive node. The one with activation preference 3. I would like copy backups to be run on the other servers.
The syntax the wizard has created is:
new-backup -Server 'DAG' -ClusterAware -ManagementGroup 'Standard' -BackupTruncatedLogs $False -RetainDays 3 -RetainUtmBackups -1 -StorageGroup 'Database\Server3' -Verify -VerificationServer 'Server3' -UseMountPoint -MountPointDir 'D:\Program Files\NetApp\SnapManager for Exchange\SnapMgrMountPoint' -PassiveDatabaseOnly -ActivationPreference 3 -RemoteAdditionalCopyBackup $True -ArchiveRemoteAdditionalCopyBackup -RetainRemoteAdditionalCopyBackupDays 3However, although the backup job works on Server3, the copy job fails on Server1 with:
Please remove the Storage Groups/Databases with invalid SnapManager Configuration from the input[-StorageGroup].
and also fails on Server2 with:
new-backup cmdlet will exit as it is not running in the Active node
2013-04-05 12:19 PM
I see that you have given "-StorageGroup" and didn't give any storage group names? Which is why you might be seeing that error.
I do some thing like this.
new-backup -Server 'DAG' -ManagementGroup 'Standard' -RetainDays 3 -RetainUtmDays 3 -StorageGroup 'sg1','sg2','sg3','sg4' -UseMountPoint -MountPointDir 'C:\Program Files\NetApp\SnapManager for Exchange\SnapMgrMountPoint' -ArchiveBackup -ArchivedBackupRetention 'Daily' -BackupType CopyBackup -RemoteAdditionalCopyBackup $False
For the second question:
If you have active/active or active/active/active cluster, at the end of the backup setup you need to select no for the dialog box and don’t let SMSQL add -clusteraware to the command. This is the bug and we aware of it at this point.
Hope it helps!
2013-04-08 03:14 AM
I have given storage group names - 'Database\Server3' above thats the format the backup wizard added. Note this is an Exchange 2010 DAG.
So you do a local copy backup on each server, not a full backup on one, and 'remote copy' on the others. How do you truncate the logs?
What do you mean SMSQL? This is Exchange?