Configuring the host log directory and verification server for SQL Server

After you install SnapCenter plug-in packages, you should configure the host log directory before you perform your first backup or clone job. The host log directory is the location that you specify to store the transaction log backup files (.trb files) that enable you to perform up-to-the-minute restore operations.

Before you begin

Steps

  1. In the left navigation pane, click Hosts.
  2. In the Hosts page, click Managed Hosts.
  3. From the Managed Hosts page, select an SQL host, and click Configure Plug-in to open the Configure Plug-in wizard.
  4. On the Configure host log directory page, click Browse and complete the following steps:

    Configure plug-in page
    Only NetApp LUNs (drives) are listed for selection. SnapCenter backs up and replicates the host log directory as part of the backup operation.
    1. Select the drive letter or mount point on the host where the host log will be stored.
    2. Choose a subdirectory, if required.
    3. Click Next.

    Verification Server tab
  5. If you want to configure a verification server, on the Verification Server page, select the Setup a SQL Server instance check box, and complete the following steps:
    1. Select the SQL host and instance that you want to use for verification.
    2. Select the appropriate Run As credential to perform the operation.
    3. Choose the maximum job count and mount point options. The maximum job count you can specify is 5.
    4. Click Apply, and then click Next.
  6. Review your settings, and click Finish.