Question about file cluster job, system state, 1-touch restore, shared virtual drives

  • 23 May 2024
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User has a Microsoft file cluster with two nodes. VMs in a vmware environment.
It was not possible to back up the VMs through standard Commvault VM backup due to “shared virtual drives”.

I thought, well there is a file cluster feature in Commvault, we can use that.
User says: Oh what about if we need to restore a node, then we would have to reconfigure everything?
I say, don’t worry, because we have 1-touch recovery.
As I said that, I wondered - do we really have 1-touch for file cluster? 
I went to another similar file cluster job and tried the 1-touch, and it says there are no system state backups.. so no 1-touch.

This means I need to run the Commvault regular file backup on both nodes, as this allows me to backup system state and run 1-touch if needed. Correct?


Best answer by GnanaPrakasam 23 May 2024, 16:35

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Hi @No special characters ,


In this scenario, we can configure File system agent backup on both the nodes as a standalone File server so that system state will be backed up and we can perform 1-touch if it is required.

As you have mentioned, file cluster will not backup the system state.