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Creating Resource Hierarchies

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Working With Resource Hierarchies » Creating Resource Hierarchies

Select the server, and then select Create Resource Hierarchy from the server context menu or server context toolbar. A dialog entitled Create Protected Application will appear with a list of all recognized recovery kits installed within the cluster. Select the…

Creating a Volume Resource Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Working With Resource Hierarchies » Creating Resource Hierarchies » Creating a Volume Resource Hierarchy

When you want to protect resources on shared SCSI disks, you partition the shared disk into logical volumes using the Windows Disk Management tool. SIOS Protection Suite can protect shared volumes by defining a volume resource instance. Each instance is assigned a…

Resource Hierarchies

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Introduction » Resource Hierarchies

The LifeKeeper GUI enables you to create a resource hierarchy on one server and extend that hierarchy to one or more backup servers. SIOS Protection Suite then automatically builds the designated hierarchies on all servers specified. SIOS Protection Suite maintains…

Working With Resource Hierarchies

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Working With Resource Hierarchies

The topics in this section describe the tasks that are common across any type of resource hierarchy. These tasks function very much the same regardless of whether you are working with a core Recovery Kit or an optional Recovery Kit. The documentation for the optional…

Creating a DNS Resource Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Working With Resource Hierarchies » Creating Resource Hierarchies » Creating a DNS Resource Hierarchy

The DNS Recovery Kit provides a mechanism to create, update, and manage a DNS A record and associated PTR record for a virtual server name. The DNS resource allows the administrator to configure the managed virtual server name and also the IP address it will be…

Transferring Resource Hierarchies

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » Maintenance Tasks » Transferring Resource Hierarchies

When you need to perform routine maintenance or other tasks on a SIOS Protection Suite Server, you can use the LifeKeeper GUI to move in-service resources to another server. To transfer in-service resource hierarchies from Server A to Server B, use the GUI to bring the…

Extending Resource Hierarchies

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Working With Resource Hierarchies » Extending Resource Hierarchies

The SIOS Protection Suite Extend Resource Hierarchy option copies an existing hierarchy from one server and creates a similar hierarchy on another SIOS Protection Suite server. Once a hierarchy is extended to other servers, cascading failover is available for that…

Extending a Volume Resource Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Working With Resource Hierarchies » Extending Resource Hierarchies » Extending a Volume Resource Hierarchy

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

Creating a DataKeeper Volume Resource in WSFC

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Automatic Creation of a Mirror in WSFC Use the SIOS DataKeeper GUI to configure a mirror. At the completion of the mirror creation operation, the following dialog box will pop up which will allow you to automatically add the mirror as a DataKeeper volume…

Creating a Generic Application Resource Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Working With Resource Hierarchies » Creating Resource Hierarchies » Creating a Generic Application Resource Hierarchy

Use this option to protect an application that has no associated recovery kit. Before Creating a Resource Hierarchy The first task is to create scripts for the five basic SIOS Protection Suite action functions: • Restore • Remove • Quick…

Creating a LAN Manager Resource Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Working With Resource Hierarchies » Creating Resource Hierarchies » Creating a LAN Manager Resource Hierarchy

The LAN Manager Recovery Kit provides a way to create a computer alias name with associated file shares. The computer alias name acts as a“switchable” computer name, and its associated file shares become available on the system that has the SIOS Protection…

Creating a File Share List Resource Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Working With Resource Hierarchies » Creating Resource Hierarchies » Creating a File Share List Resource Hierarchy

The Windows File Manager function allows you to define file shares. The File Share List Resource type allows you to create a resource that includes one or more of those file shares. Criteria for File Share List Resources Not all file shares are available to be…

Creating an IP Address Resource Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Working With Resource Hierarchies » Creating Resource Hierarchies » Creating an IP Address Resource Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite provides the ability to monitor local switchable IP addresses and moves them to another network adapter in the same system when a failure is detected. This can avoid an entire resource hierarchy failing over to a backup server. IP Local Recovery…

Maintaining a Resource Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » Maintenance Tasks » Maintaining a Resource Hierarchy

You can perform maintenance on a resource hierarchy while maintaining SIOS Protection Suite protection of all other hierarchies on the system. This involves taking the hierarchy in need of maintenance out of service and then bringing it back in service after you…

DataKeeper Volume Resource Health Check

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A DataKeeper Volume resource provides two functions that are used by the Microsoft Cluster service to check for availability and health of the DataKeeper Volume resource. A simple check LooksAlive and a more rigorous check IsAlive. LooksAlive The Cluster service…

Extending a DNS Resource Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite 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…

Resource Hierarchy Information

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Introduction » Resource Hierarchies » Resource Hierarchy Information

A snapshot of information about all the resources defined for a server can be displayed in the Server Properties dialog box. Other resource information can be viewed in the Status Table (main GUI window) or in the Viewing Resource Properties…

Creating Other Server Resource in WSFC

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When creating an Other Server resource in WSFC, you will be prompted for a storage resource (DataKeeper resource) twice. You will check the first one, but do not need to check the second dialog. Click the “checkbox” for the first dialog “Select…

Safe Creation of a Shared-Storage Volume Resource

SIOS Protection Suite 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…

Removing a Resource Dependency

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Working With Resource Hierarchies » Removing a Resource Dependency

Select a server-specific resource instance as the parent from which you want to remove a child dependency, and then select Remove Dependency from the resource context menu or resource context toolbar. Select the Child Resource from the drop down box. This should…

Resource States

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Introduction » Resource Hierarchies » Resource States

The LifeKeeper GUI status display shows the resources that are defined across all servers to which it is connected. The left pane of the status window displays the Resource Hierarchy Tree which reflects the global resource status (that is, the status of the resource…

Adding a Resource Dependency

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Working With Resource Hierarchies » Adding a Resource Dependency

While most Recovery Kits create their dependencies during the original resource hierarchy creation task, under certain circumstances, you may want to create new or additional resource dependencies or delete existing ones. An example might be that you wish to change an…

Extending a Generic Application Resource Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite 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…

Resource Hierarchy for Oracle

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Oracle Recovery Kit Introduction » Resource Hierarchy for Oracle

The typical Oracle resource hierarchy consists of the following resources: Oracle Shared communication resource (IP or LAN Manager alias name) Volume(s) All Oracle data, log, and trace (core database) files for the protected SID are stored on shared or…

Extending a LAN Manager Resource Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite 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…

Extending a File Share Resource Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite 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…

Bringing A Resource In Service

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » Operator Tasks » Bringing A Resource In Service

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

Expanding and Collapsing A Resource Hierarchy Tree

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » Common Tasks » Expanding and Collapsing A Resource Hierarchy Tree

The resource MSExch.0 is collapsed in this tree. The resource MSExch.0 is expanded in this tree. appears if it is collapsed. appears to the left of a resource icon if it is expanded. To expand a resource hierarchy, click the …

Creating a Job

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper User Guide » Setting Up SIOS DataKeeper » Creating a Job

If not already connected, connect to the server where you want to create a job. From the right Actions pane, select Create Job. The Job Wizard will prompt you for a Job Name and Description. Enter the appropriate information and select Create Job to…

Creating a Mirror

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper User Guide » Configuring Mirrors » Creating a Mirror

Before creating a mirror, ensure the following: You have created a job to hold the mirror. The volume on both the source and target systems must be of the NTFS file system type. The target volume must be greater than or equal to the size of the source…

Testing Your Oracle Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Oracle Recovery Kit Introduction » Oracle Resource Configuration Tasks » Testing Your Oracle Resource Hierarchy

You can test your Oracle resource hierarchy by initiating a manual switchover. This will simulate a failover of a resource instance from the primary server to the backup server. You can select Edit, then Resource, then In Service. For example, an In Service request…

Editing Resource Priorities

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Working With Resource Hierarchies » Creating Resource Hierarchies » Editing Resource Priorities

You can edit or reorder the priorities of servers on which a resource hierarchy has been defined. First, bring up the Resource Properties dialog just as you would for viewing resource properties. The Resource Properties dialog displays the priority for a particular…

Resource Context Menu

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » LifeKeeper GUI » Menus » Resource Context Menu

The resource context menu appears when you right-click on a global (cluster-wide) resource, as shown above, or a server-specific resource instance, as shown below, in the status table. The default resource context menu is described here, but this menu might be…

Edit Menu – Resource

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » LifeKeeper GUI » Menus » Edit Menu – Resource

This submenu of the main menu bar is the same as the default resource context menu except that you must select a resource and server when you invoke actions from this menu. The Edit > Resource menu cannot be customized. In Service. Bring a resource hierarchy into…

Viewing Resource Properties

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » Common Tasks » Viewing Resource Properties

To view resource properties: If the Properties Panel is enabled, simply select the server-specific resource instance in the Status Table and the properties will be displayed in the Properties Panel. If the Properties Panel is disabled, select the server-specific…

Incomplete Resource Creation

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting » Incomplete Resource Creation

Description If the resource setup process is interrupted leaving instances only partially created, you must perform manual cleanup before attempting to install the hierarchy again. Use the LifeKeeper GUI to delete any partially-created resources. See Deleting a…

Testing Your SQL Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Microsoft SQL Server Recovery Kit Introduction » SQL Server Configuration Considerations » Testing Your SQL Resource Hierarchy

You can test your SQL resource hierarchy by initiating a manual switchover. This will simulate a failover of a resource instance from the primary server to the backup server. Selecting Edit, then Resource, then In Service. For example, an In Service request executed…

Create an IIS Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Microsoft Internet Information Services Recovery Kit Introduction » IIS Resource Configuration Tasks » Create an IIS Resource Hierarchy

Before creating your IIS hierarchy, be sure you have created the associated IP and volume (if needed) resource hierarchies first. To create a resource instance from the primary server, you should complete the following steps: From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select…

Extend an IIS Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite 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…

IIS Resource Hierarchy Creation Error

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting » IIS Resource Hierarchy Creation Error

Symptom When creating an IIS Resource Hierarchy, you receive the following message: No qualified sites were found… and the create fails. BACKGROUND /…

Resource Context Toolbar

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » LifeKeeper GUI » Toolbars » Resource Context Toolbar

The resource context toolbar is displayed in the properties panel when you select a server-specific resource instance in the status table. The default toolbar is described here but this toolbar might be customized for specific resource types in which case the custom…

DNS Resource Requirements

SIOS Protection Suite Installation Guide » Setting Up Your SIOS Protection Suite Environment » DNS Resource Requirements

The DNS Recovery Kit included with the SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Core product provides a mechanism to update DNS A and PTR records of the primary server or a LifeKeeper alias name on the DNS servers in your configuration. The DNS resource allows the user to…

Editing Resource Properties

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Working With Resource Hierarchies » Creating Resource Hierarchies » Editing Resource Properties

To edit the properties of a resource, bring up the Resource Properties dialog just as you would for viewing resource properties. If you are logged into that server with the appropriate permissions, the following items will be editable. •…

Testing Your PostgreSQL Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite PostgreSQL Server Recovery Kit Introduction » Server Configuration Considerations » Testing Your PostgreSQL Resource Hierarchy

You can test your PostgreSQL resource hierarchy by initiating a manual switchover. This will simulate a failover of a resource instance from the primary server to the backup server. Select Edit, then Resource, then In Service. For example, an In Service request…

Delete an IIS Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Microsoft Internet Information Services Recovery Kit Introduction » IIS Resource Configuration Tasks » Delete an IIS Resource Hierarchy

To delete a resource hierarchy from all the servers in your LifeKeeper environment, complete the following steps: From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit then Resource. From the drop down menu, select Delete Resource Hierarchy. Select the Target Server where…

Testing Your IIS Resource Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Microsoft Internet Information Services Recovery Kit Introduction » Testing Your IIS Resource Hierarchy

The topics in this section assist in testing your IIS resource hierarchy. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Performing a Manual Switchover from the…

DataKeeper Volume Not Available as Cluster Resource Type

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Workarounds » DataKeeper Volume Not Available as Cluster Resource Type

WSFC Server – The DataKeeper Volume is Not Available as a Cluster Resource Type After DataKeeper is Installed in a Microsoft WSFC Environment Error/Message The DataKeeper Volume is not available as a cluster resource type after DataKeeper is installed in a…

LCD Resource Types

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » Advanced Topics » LCD Resource Types

The LCD is maintained in both shared memory and in the $LKROOT directory. As highlighted on the directory structure diagram, subsys contains application resource sets you can use to define your application interface: filesys – file system related resources…

Extend of a SQL Resource Fails

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite 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:…

Taking a Resource Out Of Service

SIOS Protection Suite 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…

Creating a Communication Path

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Administrator GUI Tasks » Creating a Communication Path

Before configuring a SIOS Protection Suite communication path between servers, verify the hardware and software setup. See the Configuration section for requirements. Configuration Notes You should configure no more than one shared disk comm path between…

Extending an IP Address Resource Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Working With Resource Hierarchies » Extending Resource Hierarchies » Extending an IP Address Resource Hierarchy

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

Oracle Resource Configuration Tasks

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Oracle Recovery Kit Introduction » Oracle Resource Configuration Tasks

Once you have completed the setup tasks as described in the previous section, you are ready to create and extend your Oracle resource hierarchies. The following four tasks are described in this guide, as they are unique to an Oracle resource instance and different for…

Resource Tag Name Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper Troubleshooting » Restrictions » Resource Tag Name Restrictions

Tag Name Length All tags within DataKeeper may not exceed the 256 character limit. Valid “Special” Characters - _ . / However, the first character in a tag should not contain “.” or “/”. Invalid…

IIS Resource Configuration Tasks

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Microsoft Internet Information Services Recovery Kit Introduction » IIS Resource Configuration Tasks

The topics in this section describe the tasks involved in configuring resources. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Create an IIS Resource…

Resource Tag Name Restrictions

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting » Resource Tag Name Restrictions

Tag Name Length All tags within SIOS Protection SuiteDataKeeper may not exceed the 256 character limit. Valid “Special” Characters - _ . / However, the first character in a tag should not contain…

Creating the PostgreSQL Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite PostgreSQL Server Recovery Kit Introduction » Server Configuration Considerations » Creating the PostgreSQL Hierarchy

After you have completed the necessary setup tasks outlined in the SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Installation Guide, use the steps listed below to create the PostgreSQL Server hierarchy to protect your database cluster. Important If you have…

Creating an Oracle Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Oracle Recovery Kit Introduction » Oracle Resource Configuration Tasks » Creating an Oracle Hierarchy

After you have completed the necessary setup tasks, use the following steps to define the Oracle Server hierarchy to protect your database(s). From the LifeKeeper GUI menu, select Edit, then Server. From the menu, select Create Resource Hierarchy. The Create…

Creating the SQL Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Microsoft SQL Server Recovery Kit Introduction » SQL Server Installation » Creating the SQL Hierarchy

After you have completed the necessary setup tasks outlined in the SIOS Protection Suite 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…

Incomplete Resource Priority Modification

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Working With Resource Hierarchies » Creating Resource Hierarchies » Editing Resource Priorities » Incomplete Resource Priority Modification

A hierarchy in SIOS Protection Suite 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…

IP Resource Create Issue

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting » IP Resource Create Issue

Symptom IP resource Pre-Extend Wizard can fail if new IP address partially matches an existing IP address. Workaround Currently no workaround is available. This will be addressed in a future release.

volume

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Man Pages » volume

Synopsis volume [-d | -D] [-1 | -u | -p | -U volume_letter] Description This command is used to lock and unlock volumes on the Windows server. It may also be used to register with the LifeKeeper Service. When used in this fashion, it…

WSFC – MS DTC Resource Failure

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Workarounds » WSFC – MS DTC Resource Failure

Error/Message The cluster resource host subsystem (RHS) stopped unexpectedly. An attempt will be made to restart it. This is usually due to a problem in a resource DLL. Please determine which resource DLL is causing the issue and report the problem to the resource…

Viewing Resource Tags and IDs

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » Common Tasks » Viewing Resource Tags and IDs

A resource’s tag and ID can be viewed quickly by positioning the cursor over a resource icon in the status window and clicking the left mouse button once (single-click). The resource tag and ID of the server having the lowest priority number are displayed in the…

Creating Mirrors With Multiple Targets

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper User Guide » Configuring Mirrors » Creating Mirrors With Multiple Targets

SIOS DataKeeper provides the ability to replicate data from a single source volume to one or more target volumes. In addition, DataKeeper also allows you to switch over control and make any of the target volumes become the source. Assuming you have already created a…

Creating Mirrors With Shared Volumes

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper User Guide » Configuring Mirrors » Creating Mirrors With Shared Volumes

In order to properly configure DataKeeper in a shared volume configuration, use the DataKeeper GUI to connect to all systems where the shared volumes are configured. When connected, the DataKeeper GUI uses hardware signatures to automatically detect which volumes are…

User Resource Name For Remote Access

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Microsoft SQL Server Recovery Kit Introduction » SQL Server Hierarchy Administration » User Resource Name For Remote Access

Unless the application is cluster-aware, when using Microsoft SQL Enterprise Manager to administer the service, you should register it by the switchable resource name (the name by which users access the server using TCP/IP). This gives you a continuous monitor of the…

Volume Considerations

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » Introduction » Understanding Replication » Volume Considerations

SIOS DataKeeper primary and secondary systems have three types of volumes: system, non-mirrored and mirrored. During mirroring operations, system and non-mirrored volumes are not affected and the user has full access to all applications and data on these…

Performing CHKDSK on a protected volume

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » Maintenance Tasks » Performing CHKDSK on a protected volume

Disk volumes that are under LifeKeeper protection do not have automatic boot-time CHKDSK performed on them. Administrators should occasionally perform CHKDSK on their volumes manually. To do this, follow these instructions: Take all resources that depend on the…

Recovering Out-of-Service Hierarchies

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting » Recovering Out-of-Service Hierarchies

Description As a part of the recovery following the failure of a SIOS Protection Suite 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…

DataKeeper Volume Resize

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper User Guide » Working With Mirrors » DataKeeper Volume Resize

DataKeeper allows users to extend and shrink their DataKeeper volumes dynamically while retaining mirror settings. Once the resize is complete, a partial resync will be performed. Note: This resize procedure should be performed on only one volume at a time. !WARNING …

Unextending a Hierarchy

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Working With Resource Hierarchies » Unextending a Hierarchy

The Unextend Resource Hierarchy option removes a complete hierarchy, including all of its resources, from a single server. This is different than the Delete Resource Hierarchy selection which removes a hierarchy from all servers. When using Unextend Resource…

WSFC 2012 File Server Resource Manager Event Log Errors

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Workarounds » Windows Server 2012 Specific Issues » WSFC 2012 File Server Resource Manager Event Log Errors

Description In Windows 2012, if a File Server Role is created which uses one or more DataKeeper Volume resources and the File Server Resource Manager feature is enabled on the system, then a series of “SRMSVC” errors (ID 8228) will be received on the…

IIS Hierarchy Administration

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Microsoft Internet Information Services Recovery Kit Introduction » IIS Hierarchy Administration

The topics in this section assist in the administration of IIS hierarchies. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Modifying Quick Check Interval, Deep Check…

Extending a Clustered DataKeeper Volume to a Node Outside the Cluster

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DataKeeper Volume cluster resources can be extended to a DR Node for Disaster Recovery purposes. In the event of a complete failure of all systems in the cluster, data will be accessible on the DR Node (referred to as the “DR Node”). Here you will find instructions…

Oracle Hierarchy Administration

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Oracle Recovery Kit Introduction » Oracle Hierarchy Administration

The topics in this section assist in the administration of Oracle hierarchies.

DataKeeper Volume Resize Restriction

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper Troubleshooting » Restrictions » DataKeeper Volume Resize Restriction

The DataKeeper volume resize procedure should be performed on only one volume at a time.

Monitoring Replicated Volume Resources

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » Data Replication » Monitoring Replicated Volume Resources

The state of all SIOS Protection Suite protected replicated volume resources is displayed in the LifeKeeper GUI. Refer to the SIOS DataKeeper topic, Mirror State Definitions, for details on mirror states. The example below shows that the mirror state of the replicated…

Replicated Volume Switchover Failure

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting » Replicated Volume Switchover Failure

Description If the DELETEMIRROR command fails during switchover of a replicated volume, the following error message will display in the Output panel: *WARNING* (No. 12104) Delete mirror action for volume R: failed with status 51 (command=C:/SDR/EMCmd10.10.1.2…

Using Volume Shadow Copy

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » FAQs » Using Volume Shadow Copy

Question Can Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) be Used with DataKeeper Volumes? Answer VSS Shadow Copy can be enabled for DataKeeper volumes. However, the following guidelines apply: VSS snapshot images must not be stored on a DataKeeper volume. Storing VSS snapshots on…

Volume Shadow Copy (VSS)

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » Operator Tasks » Volume Shadow Copy (VSS)

Using Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) with DataKeeper/SIOS Protection Suite Volumes On Windows 2008 R2, VSS Shadow Copy can be enabled for SIOS Protection Suite-protected (shared or replicated) volumes. However, the following guidelines apply: VSS snapshot images must not…

Working With Jobs

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper User Guide » Working With Jobs

Jobs Renaming a Job Deleting a Job Reassigning a Job Switching Over a Mirror

Working With Mirrors

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper User Guide » Working With Mirrors

Managing Mirrors Pause and Unlock Continue and Lock Partial Resync Break Resync Deleting a Mirror Replacing a Target DataKeeper Volume Resize Mirror Properties Changing the Compression Level of an Existing Mirror

Licensing – Licensed Recovery Kit Resource Fails to Come In Service

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Troubleshooting » Licensing – Licensed Recovery Kit Resource Fails to Come In Service

Symptom After upgrade, licensed recovery kit resource fails to come in service and the following error is logged to the Application Event Log by SIOS Protection Suite: “Process: lcdmachfail(3176) *ERROR* (No. 1001) resource requires a license (for Kit )…

Unextending a PostgreSQL Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite PostgreSQL Server Recovery Kit Introduction » Server Configuration Considerations » Unextending a PostgreSQL Hierarchy

To remove a resource hierarchy from a single server in the SIOS Protection Suite cluster, do the following: On the Edit menu, select Resource, then Unextend Resource Hierarchy. Select the Target Server where you want to unextend the SQL resource. It cannot be…

Extending a SQL Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite 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…

Unextending a SQL Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Microsoft SQL Server Recovery Kit Introduction » SQL Server Installation » Unextending a SQL Hierarchy

To remove a resource hierarchy from a single server in the SIOS Protection Suite cluster, do the following: On the Edit menu, select Resource, then Unextend Resource Hierarchy. Select the Target Server where you want to unextend the SQL resource. It cannot be…

Extending a PostgreSQL Hierarchy

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite PostgreSQL Server 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…

Oracle Hierarchy Administration Guidelines

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Oracle Recovery Kit Introduction » Oracle Hierarchy Administration » Oracle Hierarchy Administration Guidelines

Follow these guidelines for administering your Oracle hierarchy: Access via protected communication paths. To ensure that users can access the Oracle SID, regardless of the physical system on which it is running, all remote access of the database should be done…

SQL Server Hierarchy Administration

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Microsoft SQL Server Recovery Kit Introduction » SQL Server Hierarchy Administration

Follow these guidelines when administering your SQL Server. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Access Via Protected Communication Paths User Resource Name…

Access to Designated Volume Denied

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Workarounds » Access to Designated Volume Denied

If access to the designated volume is denied, then check whether you are attempting to create the mirror while other applications are accessing the volume. During Mirror Creation, the volumes must be locked on the target system for exclusive access by the SIOS…

PostgreSQL Server Hierarchy Administration

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite PostgreSQL Server Recovery Kit Introduction » PostgreSQL Server Hierarchy Administration

Follow these guidelines when administering your PostgreSQL Server. Access Via Protected Communication Paths Reserve Volumes For Exclusive PostgreSQL Use Start and Stop PostgreSQL Server Only Through SIOS Protection Suite Creating and Protecting Additional…

Creating and Protecting Additional PostgreSQL Database Clusters

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite PostgreSQL Server Recovery Kit Introduction » PostgreSQL Server Hierarchy Administration » Creating and Protecting Additional PostgreSQL Database Clusters

As your environment grows, you may need to add new PostgreSQL Server database clusters on existing or new shared or replicated volumes. To add and protect a new database cluster and the associated volume follow these steps: Create the volume resource. On the server…

Working With Shared Volumes

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper User Guide » Working With Shared Volumes

Managing Shared Volumes Adding a Shared System Removing a Shared System

Volume Locking for Shared SCSI Volumes

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » User Guide » Operator Tasks » Volume Locking for Shared SCSI Volumes

When you want to protect resources on shared SCSI disks, you partition the shared disk into logical volumes using the Windows Disk Management tool. SIOS Protection Suite can protect shared volumes by defining a volume resource instance. Each instance is assigned a…

Deleting a Hierarchy from All Servers

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration » Working With Resource Hierarchies » Deleting a Hierarchy from All Servers

Select a server-specific resource instance in the hierarchy that you want to delete, and then select Delete Resource Hierarchy from the resource context menu or resource context toolbar. The dialog will display a message verifying the hierarchy you have specified…

WSFC 2012 Server Manager -- Incorrect Volume Display

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » DataKeeper » DataKeeper Troubleshooting » Known Issues and Workarounds » Windows Server 2012 Specific Issues » WSFC 2012 Server Manager -- Incorrect Volume Display

Description In Windows Server 2012, volume status can be viewed and volume manipulation can be performed within Server Manager > File and Storage Services > Volumes. However, when using DataKeeper volumes with cluster resources, this interface will not accurately…

Use Different Volume for Multiple IIS Sites

Application Recovery Kits » SIOS Protection Suite Microsoft Internet Information Services Recovery Kit Introduction » IIS Configuration Definitions and Restrictions » Use Different Volume for Multiple IIS Sites

When the LifeKeeper Microsoft IIS Recovery Kit creates an IIS resource hierarchy, it creates dependencies associated with the IP address and content volume using the home directory path designated in the IIS configuration. We recommend that if you protect multiple…

Safe Creation of Shared Disk Volume Instances

SIOS Protection Suite Installation Guide » Setting Up Your SIOS Protection Suite 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 SIOS Protection Suite instance. Since SIOS Protection Suite…

Administration

SIOS Protection Suite for Windows Technical Documentation » Administration

SIOS Protection Suite Administration Overview SIOS Protection Suite provides two administration interface options: LifeKeeper GUI LifeKeeper command line interface The LifeKeeper GUI is used for the following tasks which are listed in the typical sequence for…