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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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" />

Keep in mind that you must add the parameter to the existing line in the veeam_config.xml file. If you create a new line with the same name as the existing line, Veeam Plug-in will consider parameters only in the first detected line. Other parameters will be ignored.

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.

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