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SQL DB VSS snapshot and recovery

  • 3 April 2018
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Anyone has an idea as in how to configure SQL DB backup(VSS) and recovery in Nutanix snapshots.

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Amit
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Best answer by mmcghee 3 April 2018, 15:18

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Hi @Amit_kumar

Nutanix provides a VSS provider with our Nutanix Guest Tools (NGT) which can leverage VSS while creating a Nutanix based snapshot. This is supported on AHV and ESXi. The process is called application consistent snapshots, and is controlled by leveraging Nutanix protection domains. You can find more details here: https://portal.nutanix.com/#/page/docs/details?targetId=Web-Console-Guide-Prism-v55:wc-dr-application-consistent-snapshots-wc-r.html

These snapshots will be VM based, so cloning and recovery are at the VM level if you use our protection domain workflows. We are also working on integration to make backup and recovery leveraging native snapshots more granular (at the database level) in the near future.
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Mike
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