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How to Backup the Cluster Configuration

Last Updated: Nov 08, 2018 10:36AM PST

Applies to...

  • DxConsole
  • DxEnterprise 15.0
  • DxEnterprise 15.5
  • DxEnterprise 16.0
  • DxEnterprise 17.0
  • DxEnterprise 17.5
  • DxEnterprise 18.0
  • DxOdyssey 18.0
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Sanbolic Melio


Whether you're doing routine maintenance, upgrading an existing cluster or just for peace of mind, it is always a good idea to have a backup of your cluster configuration.


The following is a list of the data you will want to backup in order to retain all of your cluster configuration:

  • DxEnterprise and DxConsole for Windows
    • Cluster Config (per server)
      • %ProgramFiles%\DH2i\bin\*.xml
  • DxEnterprise for Linux
    • Cluster Config (per server)
      • /etc/dh2i/*.xml
  • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Cluster Registry (per instance)
      • <SQLDataRoot>\*.sreg
      • <SQLDataRoot>\*.sreg.reg
  • Melio (using Melio Volume Manager)
    • Configuration (per server)
      • Select the Server and run Machine→Export Current Status as XML
    • Driver Settings (per server)
      • Select the Server and run Machine→Export Settings

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