Veeam Plug-in supports backup and restore of IBM Db2 databases that operate as part of a failover cluster.
Veeam Plug-in supports data backup and restore for the following types of clusters:
- High availability disaster recovery (HADR)
- Failover clusters
To back up data with Veeam Plug-in, clustered databases must be managed with the following cluster management software:
- IBM PowerHA (for clusters running IBM AIX only)
- IBM Tivoli System Automation (TSA)
- Pacemaker (for clusters running Linux-based OS only)
Backup of Cluster
To back up databases that operate as part of a failover cluster, do the following:
- Install and configure Veeam Plug-in for IBM Db2 on each node of the cluster. For more information, see Installing Plug-in and Configuring Plug-in.
- Perform the backup on the active cluster node. For more information, see Performing Backup.
Veeam Plug-in will start the backup job on the primary cluster node.
In case of clustered database, Veeam Plug-in can store data from several cluster nodes in the same backup file on the backup repository. To do this, Veeam Plug-in needs the name of the cluster. Depending on the cluster management software that you use, Veeam Plug-in gets the cluster name in one of the following names:
- In case of IBM PowerH and IBM TSA, Veeam Plug-in gets the cluster name automatically.
- In case of Pacemaker, you must set the cluster name in the veeam_config.xml file. You must set the name with the customServerName parameter. The parameter value must be the same as the name of your cluster.
<PluginParameters customServerName="hostname.domain.tld" />
For example, if your cluster has the name db2 and the domain for the environment is customer1.local, you have to set the following entry:
<PluginParameters customServerName="db2.customer1.local" />
Restore of Cluster
To restore a database that operates as part of a failover cluster, you must start the restore process on the primary cluster node.