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snap manager sql verification question

alon_zeltser

Hi all

i'm running Microsoft SQL server inside vmware virtual machine (vsphere 4.1) using snapdrive 6.3 and smsql 5.1 with rdm lun's attached to the virtual mahine

backup \ snapshot working very well

i now wan't to implement a verification job

i want the verification proccess to run on another physical windows SQL server

when i try to select the verification server i get a warning saying my source SQL is virtual so my verification server should also be virtual

my questions:

1. why this limitation exist ? since all my DB's are on rdm's which is windows 2008 type luns that can be connected to physical server

2. can i ignore this warning message and try to set it up or this restriction is being forced by the smsql software

thank you

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radek_kubka

Hi,

You are good to go.

SMSQL Install & Admin Guide (http://now.netapp.com/knowledge/docs/SnapManager/relsmsql51/pdfs/install.pdf), page 43:

"When the SQL server is hosted on a virtual machine with VMDK disks, the remote verification server should be a virtual machine."

So this doesn't apply to iSCSI / FC LUNs.

Regards,

Radek

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radek_kubka

Hi,

You are good to go.

SMSQL Install & Admin Guide (http://now.netapp.com/knowledge/docs/SnapManager/relsmsql51/pdfs/install.pdf), page 43:

"When the SQL server is hosted on a virtual machine with VMDK disks, the remote verification server should be a virtual machine."

So this doesn't apply to iSCSI / FC LUNs.

Regards,

Radek

alon_zeltser

I tried it and the clone\map\mount on the physical server worked very well

i had other sql issue that cause the verification to fail but it's not related to my question

Thanks Radek

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