How to combine backup images of multi-node cluster disks into one


Summary
In versions up to AIP2018Update6, it was necessary to create an image of a cluster disk for each node, but from AIP2018Update7 onwards, one cluster disk image can be shared between nodes for continuous backup.


Procedure
1) On all nodes, clear the "Prepend host name to image file name" check box in "Backup option" of [Preferences]->[General].

2) Create a backup schedule for the cluster disk on the first node (the node to which the cluster disk is connected).
* You cannot create a backup schedule that includes a system disk.
* Create a backup schedule for cluster disks only.

3) Stop the AIP service (ActiveImage Protector Service) on the second node.

4) Copy the following files from the first node to the same path on the second node.
* Copy in the same way for clusters with 3 or more nodes.

- C:\Program Files (x86)\Actiphy\ActiveImage Protector\Profiles\<schedule name>.xml
- C:\Program Files (x86)\Actiphy\ActiveImage Protector\Profiles\<schedule name>INC.xml
- C:\Program Files (x86)\Actiphy\ActiveImage Protector\Schedules\<schedule name>.xml

5) Start the AIP service (ActiveImage Protector Service) on the second node.

6) Perform the backup on the node to which the cluster disk is connected.
From then on, even if a failover occurs and the node to which the cluster disk is connected changes, it will continue to make incremental backups on one full backup image.


Products
AIP2018 Update 7 or later

Last update:
2020-09-24 08:50
Author:
Fumihiro Nakamura
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1.1
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