VSA app aware backup of VMs of MSSQL AG

  • 11 October 2022
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we have two SQL Vmware VMs building a MSSQL AG. Is it possible to backup these nodes and SQL with VSA app aware backup?

Thanks and regards,



Best answer by Scott Reynolds 11 October 2022, 19:59

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Good question!  I’m not seeing Availability Groups explicitly mentioned one way or the other.

I’ll ask around and get a response for you.

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Hello @ThomasG 

Yes you are enable appaware on MSSQL AG nodes. Because of the nature of a MSSQL AG we generally recommend performing traditional backups on the nodes and setup the SQL AG pseudo client, but you can leverage appaware if desired. There are various things to be aware of and config recommendations when leveraging appaware for an AG.