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Recovery Kit for EC2™ Configuration

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Administration Guide » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Configuration

To ensure that your LifeKeeper configuration provides the protection and flexibility you require you’ll need to be aware of the configuration requirements. To appropriately plan your configuration you must understand Amazon, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, (VPC),…

Recovery Kit for EC2™ Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Administration Guide » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Requirements

Before attempting to install or remove the Recovery Kit for EC2™ you must understand Amazon Web Service software requirements, as well as the installation and removal procedures for the Recovery Kit for EC2™ package. Amazon Web Service and Software…

Recovery Kit for EC2™ Overview

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Administration Guide » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Overview

The Recovery Kit for EC2™ has two features: “Route Table Scenario” and “Elastic IP Scenario”. An overview of these features is provided below. Route table scenario (backend cluster): Manage a route table to allow clients to connect to…

Unextending Your Recovery Kit EC2™ Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Administration Guide » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Configuration » Unextending Your Recovery Kit EC2™ Hierarchy

To unextend a hierarchy complete the following steps: From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Resource. From the dropdown menu, select Unextend Resource Hierarchy. Select the Target Server that you are unextending from the AWS ECC resource. It cannot be…

Recovery Kit for EC2™ Parameters List

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Administration Guide » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Parameters List

The table below lists the Recovery Kit for EC2™ parameters. These values are set by adding them to the %LKROOT%\etc\default\LifeKeeper configuration file. Because none of the components of the Recovery Kit for EC2™ are memory resident, changes to these particular…

Recovery Kit for EC2™ Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Administration Guide

The Recovery Kit for EC2™ provides a mechanism to recover an Elastic IP from a failed primary server to a backup server. It also provides a mechanism to enable the IP Recovery Kit to work in multiple availability zones. Please see the Overview and Configuration…

Recovery Kit for EC2™ Configuration Examples

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Administration Guide » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Configuration Examples

Below are configuration examples for a route table scenario (backend cluster) and an Elastic IP scenario (frontend cluster). Route Table scenario (Backend Cluster): To clarify the administration and operation of Route Table, consider the scenario shown in Figure…

Adjusting Recovery Kit for EC2™ Tunable Values

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Administration Guide » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Configuration » Adjusting Recovery Kit for EC2™ Tunable Values

For the parameters that can be configured in the Recovery Kit for EC2™, refer to the EC2™ Parameters List.

Recovery Kit for EC2™ User System Setup

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Administration Guide » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Configuration » Recovery Kit for EC2™ User System Setup

Route Table scenario (Backend Cluster): The Route Table protection option in the Recovery Kit for EC2™ provides the ability to automatically update the routing in the VPC. During a failover the recovery kit will update the route table to reflect the new Elastic…

Recovery Kit for EC2™ Local Recovery and Configuration

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Administration Guide » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Configuration » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Local Recovery and Configuration

Local Recovery scenario (Backend Cluster): When a failure of the protected Route Table is detected by Recovery Kit for EC2™, the resulting failure triggers the execution of the EC2™ local recovery script. The local recovery gathers specified IP resource entries in…

Diagram of LCD Directory

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » Advanced Topics » Diagram of LCD Directory

The following diagram shows the directory structure of \$lkroot.

Overview of QSP Functionality

Application Recovery Kits » Quick Service Protection Recovery Kit » Overview of QSP Functionality

A Quick Service Protection (QSP) resource protects a single Windows service. During create, the startup type of the protected service is set to “Manual”. In order to create a QSP resource, the service to be protected must be in the Running state. The kit…

Relocation of Intent Log

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » Introduction » Understanding Replication » Relocation of Intent Log

To relocate the Intent Log (bitmap file), please perform the following on all servers involved: *LEAVE THE MIRROR IN THE MIRRORING STATE! Do not pause it and then move the bitmap file. *Note: DataKeeper only supports bitmaps on NTFS filesystems. If the bitmaps are on…

Installation of the iSCSI Target

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper User Guide » How to Replace a LifeKeeper-W Node » Using Microsoft iSCSI Target With DataKeeper on Windows 2012 » Installation of the iSCSI Target

From the Server Manager menu, select “Add Roles and Features” from the “Manage” drop-down. Select the “Role-based or feature-based installation” option. From the list of servers presented, select the appropriate server. On the…

Creation of iSCSI Virtual Disks

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper User Guide » How to Replace a LifeKeeper-W Node » Using Microsoft iSCSI Target With DataKeeper on Windows 2012 » Creation of iSCSI Virtual Disks

Perform the following on the primary server, wherever the iSCSI Target server is online at the moment. From Server Manager, navigate to File and Storage Services and select iSCSI. Click on the link “To create an iSCSI virtual disk, start the New iSCSI Virtual Disk…

Viewing the Status of Resources

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » Common Tasks » Viewing the Status of Resources

The status or state of a resource is displayed in two formats: global resource status (across all servers) and server resource status (on a single server). The global resource status is shown in the Resource Hierarchy Tree in the left pane of the status window. The…

Recovering Out-of-Service Hierarchies

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting » Recovering Out-of-Service Hierarchies

Description As a part of the recovery following the failure of a LifeKeeper for Windows server, resource hierarchies that are configured on the failed server but are not in service anywhere at the time of the server failure are recovered on the highest priority alive…

Reclaim Full Capacity of Target Drive

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » FAQs » Reclaim Full Capacity of Target Drive

Question How do I reclaim the full capacity of my target drive when I no longer need it for mirroring? Answer The file system on the target drive is overlaid by SIOS DataKeeper, thereby making it smaller than the actual partition size. Although Disk Management…

Displaying List of Protected File Shares

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » Maintenance Tasks » Displaying List of Protected File Shares

To display the list of file shares associated with a protected file share resource from the LifeKeeper GUI, right-click on the File Share resource (on the right-hand side of the LifeKeeper GUI) and select Properties, then select the Protected Share List tab. …

Viewing The Status Of A Server

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » Common Tasks » Viewing The Status Of A Server

The state of a server can be determined by looking at the graphic representation of the server in the table’s header as shown below. Server State Visual State What it Means ALIVE Client has valid connection to the…

Taking a Resource Out Of Service

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » Operator Tasks » Taking a Resource Out Of Service

To take a resource out of service: Select a server-specific resource instance that you want to take out of service and then select Out of Service from the Resource Context Menu or Resource Context Toolbar. A dialog appears confirming the selected resource(s) to…

Extend of a SQL Resource Fails

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper for Windows Microsoft SQL Server Recovery Kit Introduction » Troubleshooting » Extend of a SQL Resource Fails

Symptom: The Extend of a Microsoft SQL resource will fail if the primary and backup configurations are different (i.e. Microsoft SQL ID mismatch). Below is an example of the error message displayed in the LifeKeeper GUI during the can extend operation: Process:…

Silent Installation of LifeKeeper for Windows

LifeKeeper for Windows Installation Guide » Installing LifeKeeper for Windows » Silent Installation of LifeKeeper for Windows

*Note: To perform the silent installation for LifeKeeper for Windows, you must contact Support to get separate LifeKeeper and DataKeeper installation files. *Silent installs are not supported with bundles. You can install LifeKeeper for Windows silently through the…

Preparing for Installation of Oracle (Standby System)

LifeKeeper for Windows in a Cloud Environment » LifeKeeper for Windows Step by Step Guide for Google Cloud » Installing and Configuring Oracle » Preparing for Installation of Oracle (Standby System)

In order to install and configure Oracle on the standby system, the IP resource and volume resource must be configured to be active on the standby system (lk-node02). Log in to lk-node01 as LKDOMAIN\lkadmin. In the Service Control Manager, stop all services whose…

Setup of iSCSI Initiator on Windows 2012

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper User Guide » How to Replace a LifeKeeper-W Node » Using Microsoft iSCSI Target With DataKeeper on Windows 2012 » Setup of iSCSI Initiator on Windows 2012

Once the virtual disks/targets are created, each of the cluster servers must initiate a connection to them via Microsoft’s iSCSI Initiator. From “Administrator Tools” in “Server Manager”, start “iSCSI Initiator”. Select the “Targets” tab and…

Awareness of Windows Filenames and Directory Names

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » FAQs » Awareness of Windows Filenames and Directory Names

Question Is SIOS DataKeeper aware of Windows filenames and directory names? Answer SIOS DataKeeper is implemented with a Windows kernel mode filter driver that sits above the physical disk driver but below the file system. As a result, the SIOS DataKeeper driver…

Manual Creation of a Mirror in WSFC

Manual Creation of a Mirror in WSFC

!Before creating an Empty Role, verify that your mirror(s) are Highly Available by confirming that they are listed in the Failover Cluster Manager\Storage Disk as Available Storage. If you do NOT see your mirror(s) listed as Available Storage, they are NOT Highly…

Safe Creation of Shared Disk Volume Instances

LifeKeeper for Windows Installation Guide » Setting Up Your LifeKeeper for Windows Environment » Safe Creation of Shared Disk Volume Instances

In order to safely create a shared-storage volume resource, the user must ensure that only one system at a time has write access to the volume at any time. This includes the time prior to the creation of the LifeKeeper instance. Since LifeKeeper cannot recognize that…

Changing the Compression Level of an Existing Mirror

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper User Guide » Working With Mirrors » Changing the Compression Level of an Existing Mirror

The compression level of the mirror is set during mirror creation and applies to that specific mirror only. To change the compression level of an existing the mirror, edit the properties of the mirror from within the DataKeeper GUI. Select the mirror and click on…

Safe Creation of a Shared-Storage Volume Resource

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper User Guide » Configuring Mirrors » Safe Creation of a Shared-Storage Volume Resource

DataKeeper allows mirrors to be created on shared volumes where more than one system has access to the same physical storage. The shared volume can be on the source side of the mirror or on the target side. Note: Dynamic disks are not supported with Shared Storage…

Taking Volume Resources In and Out Of Service

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » Operator Tasks » Taking Volume Resources In and Out Of Service

Some background processes such as virus scanners and Windows Services will try to access a shared volume for write access. These processes may be required to run applications and cannot be arbitrarily turned off for long periods of time. In most cases, these…

Overview of LifeKeeper for Windows Event Forwarding via SNMP

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Overview of LifeKeeper for Windows Event Forwarding via SNMP

The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) defines a device-independent framework for managing networks. Devices on the network are described by MIB (Management Information Base) variables that are supplied by the vendor of the device. An SNMP agent runs on each…

Initial Synchronization of Data Across the LAN or WAN

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper Configuration » WAN Considerations » Initial Synchronization of Data Across the LAN or WAN

When replicating large amounts of data over a WAN link, it is desirable to avoid full resynchronizations which can consume large amounts of network bandwidth and time. DataKeeper avoids almost all full resyncs by using its bitmap technology. However, the initial…

Connecting ODBC Clients to Named Instances of SQL Server

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper for Windows Microsoft SQL Server Recovery Kit Introduction » Troubleshooting » Connecting ODBC Clients to Named Instances of SQL Server

Symptom: After creating an ODBC connection to your LifeKeeper for Windows cluster via the protected IP address, the connection fails after switching the SQL resource to the backup server. Suggested Action: Take each instance out of service and bring it back into…

Fixing Routing Metric of NIC (active node and standby node)

LifeKeeper for Windows in a Cloud Environment » Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Guide » Configuring OS » Fixing Routing Metric of NIC (active node and standby node)

Network settings required for LifeKeeper. Start PowerShell for administrators. Run the ipconfig command and check the network adapter names of the primary and secondary NICs from the configured IP addresses. Perform the following steps on both the primary NIC…

User Interface – Shows Only One Side of the Mirror

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Workarounds » User Interface – Shows Only One Side of the Mirror

If the SIOS DataKeeper UI shows a volume as a source and its corresponding target as available or a volume as a target with the corresponding source volume as available, you can use the command line utility to force an update to the SIOS DataKeeper GUI or delete the…

Configuration of Data Replication From a Cluster Node to External DR Site

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper Configuration » Configuration of Data Replication From a Cluster Node to External DR Site

Extending Your AWS ECC Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Administration Guide » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Configuration » Extending Your AWS ECC Hierarchy

After you have created a hierarchy, you must extend that hierarchy to another server in the cluster. There are three possible scenarios to extend your resource instance from the template server to a target server. Continue from creating the resource into extending…

AWS Direct Connect Quick Start Guide

LifeKeeper for Windows in a Cloud Environment » Amazon Web Services Guide » AWS Direct Connect Quick Start Guide

Objective With the release of AWS Transit Gateway, a route table scenario for the Recovery Kit for EC2 is now available with the configuration where the on-premises environment (on-premises in the figure below) using AWS Direct Connect is connected to the HA cluster…

Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS Transit Gateway Quick Start Guide

LifeKeeper for Windows in a Cloud Environment » Amazon Web Services Guide » Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS Transit Gateway Quick Start Guide

Objective With the release of AWS Transit Gateway and AWS Transit Gateway inter-region peering, the Recovery Kit for EC2 route table scenario is now available for configurations where a client in a VPC (VPC B in the figure below) connects to an HA cluster located in a…

Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS Requirements

LifeKeeper for Windows in a Cloud Environment » Amazon Web Services Guide » Multi-VPC Cluster Configuration Using AWS VPC Peering Connections Quick Start Guide » Connecting to a LifeKeeper Cluster using AWS Requirements

Some requirements should be met when using this configuration. Below is a summary of requirements for the AWS environment and instances created on it. Requirements for AWS environment Create a base environment on AWS to provide services. The requirements for using…

AWS ECC Resource Monitoring and Configuration

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Administration Guide » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Configuration » AWS ECC Resource Monitoring and Configuration

Route Table scenario (Backend Cluster): The recovery kit uses AWS CLI to perform the monitoring of the Route Table settings to enable an access from clients within the VPC to the protected IP resources. The recovery kit ensures that the target of the IP resources for…

Multi-VPC Cluster Configuration Using AWS VPC Peering Connections Quick Start Guide

LifeKeeper for Windows in a Cloud Environment » Amazon Web Services Guide » Multi-VPC Cluster Configuration Using AWS VPC Peering Connections Quick Start Guide

Objective From LifeKeeper for Windows v8.9.1, a configuration in which cluster nodes are located in separate VPCs using a VPC peering connection (“multi-VPC cluster configuration”) is now supported. By using inter-region VPC peering connections,…

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation

About LifeKeeper for Windows LifeKeeper for Windows integrates high availability clustering and data replication functionality to protect mission-critical data and applications. LifeKeeper for Windows also integrates with SIOS Application Recovery Kits, which provide…

Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Requirements

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Introduction » Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Requirements

Prior to installing and configuring the Recovery Kit for Route 53™, be sure your configuration meets the following requirements. AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) version 2 must be installed on all EC2 instances. Refer to Installing AWS Command Line Interface…

LifeKeeper Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Introduction

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Introduction

Recovery Kit for Route 53™ provides a mechanism for updating Amazon Route 53 DNS information when switching from a failed primary server to a backup server. Typically, Recovery Kit for Route 53™ is used in the configuration where an IP address cannot be switched…

Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Parameters List

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Introduction » Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Parameters List

The table below lists and explains the tunable values that are available for modifying the behavior of the Recovery Kit for Route 53™. These values are set by adding the %LKROOT%\etc\default\LifeKeeper configuration file. Because none of the components of the Route…

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Windows

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Windows

Introduction LifeKeeper Single Server Protection (SSP) allows for application monitoring in a single node configuration (i.e., no cluster requirements or restraints). Single node environments may be physical or virtual (vSphere, KVM, Amazon EC2). LifeKeeper SSP is…

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Windows Installation Guide

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Windows » LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Windows Installation Guide

About LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Windows LifeKeeper Single Server Protection (SSP) allows for application monitoring in a single node configuration (i.e., no cluster requirements or restraints). Single node environments may be physical or virtual…

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Windows Technical Documentation

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Windows Technical Documentation

About LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Windows LifeKeeper Single Server Protection (SSP) allows for application monitoring in a single node configuration (i.e., no cluster requirements or restraints). Single node environments may be physical or virtual…

Application Recovery Kits

Application Recovery Kits

LifeKeeper for Windows Application Recovery Kits (ARKs) include tools and utilities that allow LifeKeeper for Windows to manage and control a specific application. The following optional recovery kits are available with this release of LifeKeeper for…

Creating an AWS ECC Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Administration Guide » Recovery Kit for EC2™ Configuration » Creating an AWS ECC Resource Hierarchy

To create a resource instance from the primary server, complete the following steps: From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Server. From the drop down menu, select Create Resource Hierarchy. A dialog box will appear with a drop down list showing all of…

DataKeeper Intent Log Files on AWS Ephemeral Storage

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper User Guide » How to Replace a LifeKeeper-W Node » DataKeeper Intent Log Files on AWS Ephemeral Storage

DataKeeper systems that are running on AWS instances which are configured with local instance storage (i.e. ephemeral disks) can use the instance storage to store DataKeeper intent log files (i.e. bitmap files). It is important to be sure that when using AWS ephemeral…

LifeKeeper Support for AWS Cross Region Environments

LifeKeeper for Windows in a Cloud Environment » Amazon Web Services Guide » LifeKeeper Support for AWS Cross Region Environments

This page lists the features that LifeKeeper supports for AWS Cross Region Environments. Recovery Kit for EC2™ Frontend/ElasticIP is currently not supported by LifeKeeper due to AWS not supporting this feature. Recovery Kit for Route53™ is fully supported in…

Incomplete Resource Priority Modification

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Working with Resource Hierarchies » Creating Resource Hierarchies » Editing Resource Priorities » Incomplete Resource Priority Modification

A hierarchy in LifeKeeper for Windows is defined as all resources associated by parent/child relationships. For resources that have multiple parents, it is not always easy to discern from the GUI all of the root resources for a hierarchy. In order to maintain…

Core Software

LifeKeeper for Windows Installation Guide » Installing LifeKeeper for Windows » Core Software

LifeKeeper for Windows Core Software The LifeKeeper for Windows Core software is available via ftp download. The LifeKeeper for Windows Core is comprised of: The basic LifeKeeper software, including: Perl (CPAN v5.8.8) Cygwin 2.8 Java OpenJDK…

Recover Kit for Route 53 Stops Working after Changing Instance Type

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Workarounds » Recover Kit for Route 53 Stops Working after Changing Instance Type

After changing Instance types, Recovery Kit for Route 53 stops working Description Resizing an instance in AWS will occasionally break the static IP routing that the AWS metadata service connects through. When this happens the SIOS LifeKeeper Application Recovery…

Quorum Parameters List

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Configuration » LifeKeeper Quorum » Quorum Parameters List

The table below lists the Quorum parameters. These values are tuned by editing the %LKROOT%/etc/default/LifeKeeper configuration file. Parameter Name Meaning Setting Value Default Value When to Apply Notes QUORUM_MODE…

Recovery Kit for Route 53™ User System Setup

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Introduction » Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Configuration » Recovery Kit for Route 53™ User System Setup

The rule of determining the target IP address corresponding to a Recovery Kit for Route 53™ resource varies by configuration. Configuration with no descendant IP resource of a Route53 resource The target IP address is the IP address of the network adapter that is…

Extending an Oracle Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper Oracle Recovery Kit Introduction » Oracle Resource Configuration Tasks » Extending an Oracle Hierarchy

This operation can be started from the Edit menu or initiated automatically upon completing the Create Resource Hierarchy option in which case you should refer to Step 2 below. On the Edit menu, select Resource, then Extend Resource Hierarchy. The Pre-Extend Wizard…

DataKeeper GUI (SDRSnapIn) Message Catalog

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper Troubleshooting » Message Catalogs » DataKeeper GUI (SDRSnapIn) Message Catalog

Use Control F to search for a specific error code. Code Severity Message Cause Action 0 Error SDRDataKeeperService: Mirror creation failed, rolling back the job endpoint. 0 Warning…

PostgreSQL Installation

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper for Windows PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Introduction » PostgreSQL Installation

Proper operation of the LifeKeeper for Windows PostgreSQL Recovery Kit depends upon correct setup of the hardware and software. Before continuing, please preview the Hierarchy Administration section of this guide. This section provides general guidelines,…

Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Configuration

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Introduction » Recovery Kit for Route 53™ Configuration

This section will assist in configuring the Recovery Kit for Route 53™. You need to configure LifeKeeper for Windows to provide required protection capability and flexibility. This guide assumes you have an understanding of Amazon, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud…

LCDI-systems

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Man Pages » LCDI-systems

Synopsis sys_create [-d destsys] -s sys sys_getds [-d destsys] -s sys sys_getst [-d destsys] -s sys sys_list [-d destsys] -s sys sys_remove [-d destsys] Description The LifeKeeper configuration database knows about related systems. Because resources and resource…

Managing IP Resources

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » Maintenance Tasks » Managing IP Resources

To view configuration information associated with a protected IP resource from the LifeKeeper GUI, right-click on the IP resource (on the right-hand side of the LifeKeeper GUI) and select Properties, then select the IP Configuration tab. The example below shows the…

GETRESYNCSTATUS

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper Administration » Using EMCMD with SIOS DataKeeper » GETRESYNCSTATUS

EMCMD GETRESYNCSTATUS This command returns information indicating the overall status of a resync operation. The parameters are: This can only be performed on the Source system. The drive letter of the volume you want to set the…

LCDI Applications

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Man Pages » LCDI Applications

Synopsis app_create [-d destsys] -a appname app_remove [-d destsys] -a appname app_list [-d destsys] Description A LifeKeeper application is a group of related resource types. When an application is removed, all resource types installed under it are also…

dep_create

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Man Pages » LCDI-relationship » dep_create

dep_create [-d destsys] -p parent -c child This function creates a dependency relationship between the resource instances with tags parent and child. Both resources must be on the same system destsys. If destsys is not specified, the current system is assumed. This…

SQL Server Installation

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper for Windows Microsoft SQL Server Recovery Kit Introduction » SQL Server Installation

Proper operation of the LifeKeeper for Windows Microsoft SQL Server Recovery Kit depends upon correct setup of the hardware and software. Before continuing, please preview the following: Hierarchy Administration -This section provides general guidelines,…

LCD – Miscellaneous LCD Programs

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Man Pages » LCD – Miscellaneous LCD Programs

Synopsis lcdremexec [-e] -d destname — cmd [arg1 arg2 … argn] lcdsync [-d destname] lcdrecover -g {remote|restore|delete} — [arg1 arg2 … argn] | -G {remote|restore|delete} — [arg1 arg2 … argn] | -p primarytest /| [-o…

Extending a SQL Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper for Windows Microsoft SQL Server Recovery Kit Introduction » SQL Server Installation » Extending a SQL Hierarchy

This operation can be started from the Edit menu or initiated automatically upon completing the Create Resource Hierarchy option, in which case you should refer to Step 2 below. From the Edit menu, select Resource then Extend Resource Hierarchy. The Pre-Extend…

LifeKeeper Oracle Recovery Kit Introduction

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper Oracle Recovery Kit Introduction

LifeKeeper Oracle The LifeKeeper Oracle Recovery Kit provides a way to recover an Oracle database instance (versions 19c, 21c) from a failed server to a backup server. You can also extend the protection of the database instance to other servers. Using the LifeKeeper…

Installing and Configuring SQL Server with LifeKeeper for Windows

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper for Windows Microsoft SQL Server Recovery Kit Introduction » SQL Server Installation » Installing and Configuring SQL Server with LifeKeeper for Windows

Proper operation of the LifeKeeper for Windows Microsoft SQL Server Recovery Kit depends upon correct setup of the hardware and software. This section provides general guidelines, configuration details and troubleshooting hints to help you administer Microsoft SQL…

LCDI-resource_type

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Man Pages » LCDI-resource_type

Synopsis typ_create [-d destsys] -a appname -r restyp typ_list [-d destsys] -a appname -r restyp typ_remove [-d destsys] [-fC] [-a appname] Description Resources are used by LifeKeeper to represent volumes, applications or other objects known by the system. …

LifeKeeper Oracle Recovery Kit Recovery Variables

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper Oracle Recovery Kit Introduction » Oracle Hierarchy Administration » LifeKeeper Oracle Recovery Kit Recovery Variables

The LifeKeeper Oracle Recovery Kit installation creates 3 registry entry variables stored in the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Steeleye\LifeKeeper\RK\ORAapp MAXWAIT is a decimal integer that specifies the number of seconds that the recovery kit…

Read and Write Operations

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » Introduction » Understanding Replication » Read and Write Operations

After the volume mirror is created and the two drives on the primary and secondary servers are synchronized, the following events occur: The system locks out all user access to the target volume; reads and writes are not allowed to the target volume. The source…

LCDI-relationship

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Man Pages » LCDI-relationship

Synopsis dep_create [-d destsys] -p partag -c chdtag dep_remove [-d destsys] [-p partag] [-c chdtag] dep_list [-d destsys] [-fC] [-C allchild | -P allparent | -c ofparenttag | -p ofchildtag] [-r typ] [-a app] eqv_create [-d destsys] [-s sys] -t tag [-p…

Hierarchy Relationships

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Introduction » Resource Hierarchies » Hierarchy Relationships

LifeKeeper for Windows allows you to create relationships between resource instances. The primary relationship is a dependency. For example, one resource instance depends on another resource instance for its operation. The combination of resource instances and…

Creating the SQL Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper for Windows Microsoft SQL Server Recovery Kit Introduction » SQL Server Installation » Creating the SQL Hierarchy

After you have completed the necessary setup tasks outlined in the LifeKeeper for Windows Installation Guide, use the following steps to define the SQL Server hierarchy to protect your database(s). !Important: If you have an existing SQL database installed, you must…

Break

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper User Guide » Working With Mirrors » Break

Breaking a mirror is similar to the Pause and Unlock function. It suspends mirror operation and unlocks the target volume for read/write access. The difference is that the Break operation marks all bits in the DataKeeper Intent Log as dirty, which forces a full…

LB Health Check Kit Administration Guide

Application Recovery Kits » LB Health Check Kit Administration Guide

Overview The LB Health Check Kit provides a mechanism to listen and respond to health check probes to load balancing target instances of load balancers in cloud environments. This document describes the details of the operation of the LB Health Check Kit. Please…

Repair

LifeKeeper for Windows Installation Guide » Installing LifeKeeper for Windows » Repair

The Install process also allows repairing the LifeKeeper for Windows software. Use this option if the software that was previously installed was accidentally deleted or if the user is performing a point release upgrade. This option copies all the files from the setup…

Extending a PostgreSQL Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper for Windows PostgreSQL Recovery Kit Introduction » Server Configuration Considerations » Extending a PostgreSQL Hierarchy

This operation can be started from the Edit menu or initiated automatically upon completing the Create Resource Hierarchy option, in which case you should refer to Step 2 below. From the Edit menu, select Resource then Extend Resource Hierarchy. The Pre-Extend…

Admin Actions Menu

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper for Windows Microsoft SQL Server Recovery Kit Introduction » SQL Server Configuration Considerations » Admin Actions Menu

This menu allows users to manage the SQL administrator user used during LifeKeeper for Windows operations or resolve ID conflicts between the primary and backup servers encountered during the extend operation. Select Administrative Action: Manage User –…

Extending a DNS Resource Hierarchy

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Working with Resource Hierarchies » Extending Resource Hierarchies » Extending a DNS Resource Hierarchy

This operation can be started automatically after you have finished creating a DNS resource hierarchy, or from an existing DNS resource hierarchy, as described in the section on extending resource hierarchies. The following additional data is required to extend a DNS…

MSSQL

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Introduction » MSSQL

LifeKeeper for Windows Microsoft SQL Server Recovery Kit LifeKeeper for Windows Microsoft SQL Server Application Recovery Kit includes tools and utilities that allow LifeKeeper for Windows to manage and control the Microsoft SQL-based database application. When…

Extending a File Share Resource Hierarchy

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Working with Resource Hierarchies » Extending Resource Hierarchies » Extending a File Share Resource Hierarchy

This operation can be started automatically after you have finished creating a file share resource hierarchy, or from an existing file share resource hierarchy, as described in the section on extending resource hierarchies. No additional data is required to extend a…

Extending a Generic Application Resource Hierarchy

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Working with Resource Hierarchies » Extending Resource Hierarchies » Extending a Generic Application Resource Hierarchy

This operation can be started automatically after you have finished creating a generic application resource hierarchy, or from an existing generic application resource hierarchy, as described in the section on extending resource hierarchies. No additional data is…

perform_action

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Man Pages » perform_action

Synopsis perform_action [–G] [–s] [–b] [–n] –t tag-name –a action-name [- – arg1 arg2 . . . argn] Description The LRACI program perform_action performs processes in the following order: Finds the resource specified by the tag-name argument of…

Extending a LAN Manager Resource Hierarchy

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Working with Resource Hierarchies » Extending Resource Hierarchies » Extending a LAN Manager Resource Hierarchy

This operation can be started automatically after you have finished creating a LAN manager resource hierarchy, or from an existing LAN manager resource hierarchy, as described in the section on extending resource hierarchies. No additional data is required to extend a…

Administration

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration

LifeKeeper Single Server Protection Administration Overview LifeKeeper Single Server Protection does not require administration during operation. LifeKeeper Single Server Protection works automatically to monitor protected resources and to perform the specified…

Protecting FTP Sites with Non-Anonymous Login

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper Microsoft Internet Information Services Recovery Kit Introduction » IIS Hierarchy Administration » Protecting FTP Sites with Non-Anonymous Login

The default procedure used to monitor protected FTP sites is to connect to the site and use an anonymous login. This feature is performed by the LifeKeeper deep check process assigned to monitor each FTP site. If your site does not permit an anonymous login, the…

LCDI Instances

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Man Pages » LCDI Instances

Synopsis ins_gettag [-d destsys] -i id ins_create [-d destsys] -a appname -r restyp [-I{AUTORES_ISP|INIT_ISP| INIT_OSU}] [-v info] -t tag -i id [-Q quickChkInt] [-DdeepChkInt] [-l localRecover{Y/N}] [ -s AUTOMATIC/INTELLIGENT] ins_remove [-d destsys] [-R…

System Grouping Arrangements

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Configuration » LifeKeeper for Windows Configurations » System Grouping Arrangements

A resource hierarchy is defined on a cluster of LifeKeeper for Windows servers. For a given hierarchy, each server is assigned a priority, with one (1) being the highest possible priority. The primary, or highest priority, server is the computer you want to use for the…

Configuration using a load balancer in AWS

LifeKeeper for Windows in a Cloud Environment » Amazon Web Services Guide » Configuration using a load balancer in AWS

Overview When configuring LifeKeeper on AWS, typically the Recovery Kit for EC2 or Recovery Kit for Route 53 is used. Both use the AWS CLI to control AWS services; however, there are some cases where these kits cannot be used. You do not want to make configuration…

CHKDSK Considerations

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper Administration » CHKDSK Considerations

If you must run CHKDSK on a volume that is being mirrored by SIOS DataKeeper, it is recommended that you first pause the mirror. After running CHKDSK, continue the mirror. A partial resync occurs (updating those writes generated by the CHKDSK) and mirroring will…

Modifying Quick Check Interval, Deep Check Interval and Local Recovery

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper Microsoft Internet Information Services Recovery Kit Introduction » IIS Hierarchy Administration » Modifying Quick Check Interval, Deep Check Interval and Local Recovery

The default values for the quick check interval, deep check interval and local recovery may be modified after the resource has been placed under LifeKeeper protection by using the LifeKeeper GUI. To change the default values, right-click on the resource and select the…

Intelligent Versus Automatic Switchback

LifeKeeper for Windows Technical Documentation » Configuration » Intelligent Versus Automatic Switchback

By default, the switchback setting of a resource is intelligent. This means that once the failover occurs for that resource from Server A to Server B, the resource remains on Server B until another failure or until an administrator intelligently switches the resource…

Extend an IIS Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » LifeKeeper Microsoft Internet Information Services Recovery Kit Introduction » IIS Resource Configuration Tasks » Extend an IIS Resource Hierarchy

This operation can be started from the Edit menu or initiated automatically upon completing the Create IIS Resource Hierarchy option, in which case you should refer to Step 2 below. On the Edit menu, select Resource then Extend Resource Hierarchy. The Pre-Extend…

QSP Resource Properties

Application Recovery Kits » Quick Service Protection Recovery Kit » QSP Resource Properties

Each QSP resource has the following properties: Protected Service Service Name The service name and display name of the Windows service protected by the QSP resource. Monitoring Status The status of whether service monitoring is enabled or disabled. If…