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Creating a new role for the SQL Safe Backup services ensures the high availability of the services during a failover.

The following instructions help you to configure the SQL Safe Backup services in its own cluster. Make sure you have an available disk in the cluster to store the temporary files used by the SQL Safe Backup services.

Create a Role

  1. Log onto the active cluster node using an Administrator Account.

  2. Launch the Microsoft Failover Cluster Manager.

  3. Right-click on Roles and select Create Empty Role.
  4. Right-click on the newly created role and select Properties.
  5. Rename the role to a unique name (e.g. SQLSafeServices), then click OK.

  6. Right-click on the role and select Add Resource > Client Access Point.
    On the Client Access Point screen, enter a unique Network Name (e.g. SQLSafeCluster) and an available IP Address that has been reserved for the clustered resource, then click Next.

    On the  Confirmation screen, click Next.
    On the  Summary screen, click Finish.
  7. Right-click on the role and select Add Storage.
  8. Select an available disk, then click OK

Add a Shared Path

  1. Open File Explorer and navigate to the drive that was added as the storage resource.
  2. Create a folder for the SQL Safe Backup services (e.g. H:\Idera\SQLsafe\).
  3. Launch Registry Editor and navigate to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Idera\SQLsafe.
  4. Create a new string value named Shared Path and supply the path to the folder (e.g. H:\Idera\SQLsafe\).

Create a Generic Service Resource

  1. Create a Generic Service resource for each of the SQL Safe Backup services (SQL Safe Backup Service, SQL Safe Collection Service, SQL Safe Filter Service, SQL Safe Management Service, SQL Safe OLR Service, and SQL Safe Rest Service).
    1. Right-click on the role and select Add Resource > Generic Service.
      On the Select Service screen, locate and select the SQL Safe Backup Service. Click Next to proceed.
      On the Confirmation screen, click Next
      On the Summary screen, click Finish
    2. Right-click on the role and select Add Resource > Generic Service.
      On the Select Service screen, locate and select the SQL Safe Collection Service. Click Next to proceed.
      On the Confirmation screen, click Next
      On the Summary screen, click Finish
    3. Right-click on the role and select Add Resource > Generic Service.
      On the Select Service screen, locate and select the SQL Safe Filter Service. Click Next to proceed.
      On the Confirmation screen, click Next
      On the Summary screen, click Finish
    4. Right-click on the role and select Add Resource > Generic Service.
      On the Select Service screen, locate and select the SQL Safe Management Service. Click Next to proceed.
      On the Confirmation screen, click Next
      On the Summary screen, click Finish.
    5. Right-click on the role and select Add Resource > Generic Service.
      On the Select Service screen, locate and select the SQL Safe OLR Service. Click Next to proceed.
      On the Confirmation screen, click Next
      On the Summary screen, click Finish.
    6. Right-click on the role and select Add Resource > Generic Service.
      On the Select Service screen, locate and select the SQL Safe Rest Service. Click Next to proceed.
      On the Confirmation screen, click Next
      On the Summary screen, click Finish.
  2. Configure the properties for each of the newly created generic service resources.
    1. Right-click on the newly generic service resource and select Properties.
      On the Properties window, go to the Dependencies tab.
      Add the following dependencies:
      1. Name of the clustered role.
      2. Storage resource.
    2. Click Apply.
    3. Go to the General tab. 
    4. Enable the Use Network Name for computer name checkbox, then click Apply.
    5. Go to the Registry Replication tab. Click the Add button and enter SOFTWARE\Idera\SQLsafe\ into the Root Registry Key field, then click OK.

      There is a bug in Windows 2012 where the Registry Replication tab is not available. If the tab is unavailable, use the Add-ClusterCheckpoint PowerShell cmdlet to add the necessary setting.

      EXAMPLE: Add-ClusterCheckpoint -ResourceName "SQLsafe Management Service" -RegistryCheckpoint "SOFTWARE\Idera\SQLSafe\Management Service" -Cluster "[ClusterName]"

    6. Repeat the steps above for each generic service resource.
  3. Right-click on the Role and select Start Role.  

Reconfigure the SQL Safe Management Console

  1. Launch the SQL Safe Management Console (Start > All Programs > IDERA > SQL Safe Management Console).
  2. Go to Tools > Repository and Management Service Settings
  3. Next to the Computer field, click the Change button.
  4. On the window that appears, enter the cluster name that SQL Safe Management Service is associated to, then click OK.

  5. Update the SQL Server and Database field if necessary.
  6. Click OK on the Repository and Management Service Settings window.



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