We are running a MS SQL server with several different databases each placed on a separate LUN. That means: there are 6 DBs, for each we have a DB-LUN and a LOG-LUN, sums up to 12 LUNs plus a single SnapInfo-LUN.
The LUNs were mounted by mountpoints.
Now all of a sudden SMSQL complains during the full backup of one DB:
[19:50:14.334] Getting SnapInfo directory info...
[19:50:14.334] Failed to get SnapInfo directory from registry, please re-run the Configuration Wizard.
'til then the structure in the SnapInfo was very clear and readable:
and underneath an entry for each DB:
Because the error message was so clear I re-run the config wizard, but now we got an additional directory in the SnapInfo:
and in this directory a subdir
Backup is working now, but the funny thing is, that now SMSQL remembers the old SnapInfo location:
[09:56:41.979] SnapManager finds an alternative snapinfo directory for database [IQSCAQ] of [ServerName] at:
[09:56:41.979] Renaming alternative snapinfo directory...
The Question is:
how do I get rid of the newly created SnapInfo directory "VDISK__MountPoint-001" and tell SMSQL to store its data in the former and proper named directory E:\snapinfo\SMSQL_SnapInfo\SQL__ServerName\DB__IQSCAQ?
Where does SMSQL stores the SnapInfo config information?
And why after all created the Configuration Wizard a new directory?
It shouldn't stop any services. Just make sure that when you reconfigure it, you don't move any DBs/Luns and it won't stop any services. If you do move DBs on a different Lun, it will stop only this database but not the actual SQL database engine.