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NetVault Plug-in for SQL Server 12.0 - 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
Restoring data 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.

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 on Windows-based machines. 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.

Performing a remote installation

This process is not plug-in-specific. For more information, see the topic on deploying clients and plug-in packages in the Quest NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide.

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In the Navigation pane, click Guided Configuration.
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On the NetVault Configuration Wizard page, click Install Software/Add Clients.
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On the Select Software/Add Clients page, select Install NetVault software on remote machines.
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In the Package Store list, select the applicable repository.
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Click Add NetVault plug-in package.
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In the Select packages for deployment dialog, select the file entitled “sql-x-x-x-x-x.npk,” where xxxxx represents the version number and platform, and click OK.
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Click Next.
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On the Machines to Have NetVault Software Installed page, select the applicable machines.
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If you are installing an upgrade, select Allow existing NetVault client installations to be upgraded.
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Click Install Software/Add Clients.
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