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Modifying Protection for the Sybase Backup Server

The Sybase Backup Server is an Open Server-based application that manages all database backups (dump) and restores (load) operations for Adaptive Server. The Sybase Backup Server can be protected by the LifeKeeper Sybase ASE resource hierarchy during the resource creation, or added to the LifeKeeper protection after the resource hierarchy creation. In addition, the Sybase Backup Server can be removed from LifeKeeper protection after the hierarchy has been created.

Adding a Sybase Backup Server

To add a Sybase Backup Server to an existing Sybase ASE resource hierarchy, the Sybase srvbuild or other configuration utility must have created one.

  1. On the Edit menu, select Resource, select Properties. A Resource Properties wizard will appear.

  2. Select the resource tag from the Select Resource pull down. This is the resource tag for the LifeKeeper protected Sybase ASE resource to modify.

  3. Select the LifeKeeper Server from the Select Server for Resource pull down. This will be the server to update the Sybase ASE resource instance on. If changes are required on more than one LifeKeeper server, then this process should be repeated for each server in the cluster.

  4. Select the Resource Configuration button on the Resource Properties page. This will launch a Reconfiguration wizard for the protected resource selected in step 3. The first screen of the wizard will display the current configuration settings for the resource under LifeKeeper protection. Select Next.

  5. If a valid Sybase Backup Server exists on the specified server, the next screen will display a pull down for the Sybase Backup Server to add or remove. Select the Sybase Backup Server to add from the list. Select Next. Note: For Sybase ASE installations where the Sybase software is installed on shared storage, the file system containing the installation must be in-service on the server where the reconfiguration will take place.

  6. If a valid Sybase Monitor Server exists, the next screen will allow you to configure it now. Refer to Modifying Protection for the Sybase Monitor Server for considerations regarding modifying the Monitor Server protection.

  7. Select Reconfigure. If any errors are displayed they must be corrected before proceeding. Otherwise, select Done.

  8. Any Sybase Backup Server configuration file paths, or associated database devices should be manual protected with a LifeKeeper file system resource, and made a dependent of the parent resource hierarchy.

  9. The virtual IP address associated with the Sybase Backup Server must be made a dependent of the parent resource hierarchy. To find the associated IP address, look for the master and query lines following the Sybase Backup Server name in the interfaces file.

Removing a Sybase Backup Server

The following steps outline the process for removing a Sybase Backup Server from an existing Sybase ASE resource hierarchy.

  1. On the Edit menu, select Resource, select Properties. A Resource Properties wizard will appear.

  2. Select the resource tag from the Select Resource pull down. This is the resource tag for the LifeKeeper protected Sybase ASE resource to modify.

  3. Select the LifeKeeper Server from the Select Server for Resource pull down. This will be the server to update the Sybase ASE resource instance on. If changes are required on more than one LifeKeeper server, then this process should be repeated for each server in the cluster.

  4. Select the Resource Configuration button on the Resource Properties page. This will launch a Reconfiguration wizard for the protected resource selected in step 3. The first screen of the wizard will display the current configuration settings for the resource under LifeKeeper protection. Select Next.

  5. If a valid Sybase Backup Server exists on the specified server, the next screen will display a pull down for the Sybase Backup Server to add or remove. Select ‘none’ from the list to remove protection for the Sybase Backup Server. Select Next.

  6. If a valid Sybase Monitor Server exists, the next screen will allow you to configure it now. Refer to Modifying Protection for the Sybase Monitor Server for considerations regarding modifying the Monitor Server protection.

  7. Select Reconfigure. If any errors are displayed they must be corrected before proceeding. Otherwise, select Done.

  8. Any Sybase Backup Server configuration file paths, or associated database devices that are no longer in use should be removed from the Sybase ASE resource dependency and deleted from LifeKeeper.

  9. Any Sybase Backup Server virtual IP resources that are no longer in use should be removed from the Sybase ASE resource dependency and deleted from LifeKeeper.

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