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NetVault Backup Plug-in for SQL Server 12.2 - User Guide

Introducing NetVault Backup Plug-in for SQL Server Planning your SQL Server deployment Installing and removing the plug-in Configuring the plug-in Backing up data
Defining a backup strategy Understanding snapshot-based backups Reviewing the compression features Performing Online VDI backups Performing VSS backups in SQL Server Example of creating a full VDI backup of an AlwaysOn Availability Group on Windows
Restoring data Using the CLI with the plug-in Troubleshooting

Additional prerequisites for a high-availability deployment

Before installing Plug‑in for SQL Server, check that the requirements are met:

Separate NetVault Backup Server machine: The machine that serves as the NetVault Backup Server must be configured and it must exist outside the SQL Server cluster. The machine must have network connectivity to the nodes (hosts) within the cluster.

Prerequisites for Linux

Before installing the plug-in in a Linux environment, verify that the following prerequisites are met:

When you install SQL Server on Linux, the shared VDI Client library, “libsqlvdi.so,” is installed in the /opt/mssql/lib directory by default.
When you install the Plug‑in for SQL Server, a symbolic link to “libsqlvdi.so” is created in the default 64-bit library path. For Ubuntu, the default path is /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu. For Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), the default path is /usr/lib64. After you install the plug-in on Linux, verify that a symbolic link exists from the default 64-bit library path to “libsqlvdi.so.” If the library itself or a symbolic link is not present in the default path, create one.

Installing or upgrading the plug-in in a standalone environment

You can install or upgrade the plug-in on individual systems, one at a time. You can also deploy the plug-in to multiple machines by creating a deployment task from the WebUI to push the packages to the specified machines. You can use this method for both new and upgrade installations. After the packages are installed on the machines, the new machines are automatically added to the NetVault Backup Server.

Performing a local installation

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On the Manage Clients page, select the machine that contains the SQL Server, and click Manage.
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On the View Client page, click the Install Plugin button ().
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Click Choose Plug-in File, navigate to the location of the “.npk” installation file for the plug-in, for example, on the installation CD or the directory to which the file was downloaded from the website.
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Select the file entitled “sql-x-x-x-x-x.npk,” where xxxxx represents the version number and platform, and click Open.
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