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The following instructions guide you through the installation of SQL Safe Backup in a clustered environment. 

SQL Safe Backup must be installed on each node within the cluster.

Perform the following steps:

  1. Log onto the cluster node where you want to install SQL Safe Backup using an Administrator Account.
  2. Run the SQL Safe Backup installer.
  3. On the first screen, the SQL Safe Backup wizard displays information about what is needed to complete the installation successfully, click Next.
  4. Select the Custom setup type, then click Next.
  5. Select the SQL Safe Backup option.
  6. Review the license agreement. To accept this license agreement, select the I accept the terms and conditions checkbox. Click Next.
  7. Select the No option to skip the registration with IDERA Dashboard as it will be performed later. Click Next to proceed.
  8. Specify the Destination Folder where you want to install the SQL Safe Backup application. Click Next.
  9. Specify the clustered SQL Server instance, Database Name, and Authentication you want to use for the SQL Safe Backup Repository.
    By default, the Windows Authentication is selected. If you want to use the Microsoft SQL Server Authentication, select this option and specify the login name and password for this account, and click Save.
    Before you continue, you can Test Connections to make sure the SQL Server instance is connected. Then, click Next.
  10. Specify the Service Account under which SQL Safe Backup will run under. Click Next.
  11. Specify the account to be used by the SQL Safe Backup Management Service to connect to the SQL Safe Backup Repository Database.
    By default, the Windows account specified on the previous step is selected. If you want to use the Microsoft SQL Server Authentication, select this option and specify the respective SQL Sever login credentials, and click Next.
  12. Once the SQL Safe Backup is ready to install, review the settings you selected and click Install to install the program.
    If you want to edit your settings, select Back and make your changes.
  13. When the installation completes, uncheck the Launch the SQL Safe Management Console option, then click Finish.
  14. Open Windows Services (right-click the Start menu, select Run, type services.msc, then hit the Enter key).
  15. Update the properties for each of the SQL Safe 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 SQL Safe Backup Service and select Properties.
      Change the Startup Type to Manual, click the Stop button, then click OK to save the changes.
    2. Right-click on the SQL Safe Collection Service and select Properties.
      Change the Startup Type to Manual, click the Stop button, then click OK to save the changes.
    3. Right-click on the SQL Safe Filter Service and select Properties.
      Change the Startup Type to Manual, click the Stop button, then click OK to save the changes.
    4. Right-click on the SQL Safe Management Service and select Properties.
      Change the Startup Type to Manual, click the Stop button, then click OK to save the changes.
    5. Right-click on the SQL Safe OLR Service and select Properties.
      Change the Startup Type to Manual, click the Stop button, then click OK to save the changes.
    6. Right-click on the SQL Safe Rest Service and select Properties.
      Change the Startup Type to Manual, click the Stop button, then click OK to save the changes.
  16. Repeat the steps above for the remaining nodes of the cluster.

Once you complete the SQL Safe Backup installation on each cluster node, configure the SQL Safe Backup services as a Clustered Resource. For more information, visit here.



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