Bacula Client and Windows Cluster Service

I run a Windows Cluster on Windows 2012 R2. I have a File Server in the Clustered environment and wanted to make sure I get Cluster's file share backedup. I also run a Scale-out File Server in the cluster and the principle is the same for both scenarios. What I go over will work for backing files in those services. If there are Hyper-V services in the environment some tweeking needs to be done but I will cover that in a different article.

Note on Scale-Out File Server

On Scale-Out File Servers, you will want to add a Client Access Point Resource to the Fail Over Cluster Role since Scale-Out file servers can be accessed by any node, and this will give the backup part of it a dedicated IP that will always be on the owner host

Bacula Windows Client Install and configuration

Installing Bacula Windows Client

So we have configured Bacula in Bacula with Tape Autochanger and it working, so Now we need to make it works with Windows Client and Windows Cluster. I actually use this on Windows 8.1 and Windows 2012 R2 and it works. I also am successfully using this to backup Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V Virtual Machines in a clustered environment, and Windows Clustered File Server. Once you figure out how to do it, it is not that difficult. In this article I Will go over configuring the Windows Client and this should work for Windows 2008, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows 2012 and Windows 2012 R2. 

Bacula Tape Changer (Autochanger) Library

Sooo... I got an old Dell PowerVault-132T tape changer with a LTO-2 Drive. Actually I have 2 drives but 1 of them won't spin up so I am waiting on a part to make them both work, so for the purposes of this article I will do it with 1 drive and amend it later when I have the second drive fixed. I built this on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


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