Written by: Murray White - Regional Lead of Sales Engineering at Vision SolutionsThe following video demonstrates how to protect SQL Server 2012 running on Windows Server 2012 to a standby Server, using the “Application Level” SQL protection option of Double-Take Availability 7.0.Data and Applications running on protected servers (such as SQL Server, MS-Exchange, Oracle) are replicated and protected as part of the full server protection job and are fully available for use on the target server following fail-over... just as they were on the source server prior to fail-over.
The Source and Target servers can be physical or virtual... and the protection can be from one to another. Example: P2V, V2V (including cross-hypervisor), V2P, P2PThe demonstration specifically details:1) Configuring Double-Take Availability with an Application Level Protection job2) Synchronize data from source server to target server3) Monitor the Double-Take job4) Fail-over from source server to target server5) Invoke Reverse Protection while failed over6) Fail-back to original source server
Double-Take Application Level Protection (for SQL) Requirements
In addition to the Core Double-Take requirements (see User Guide), use these requirements for full server protection.
Snapshots—You can take and failover to Double-Take snapshots using a SQL job, however snapshots are not supported if your source and/or target is a cluster. See Core Double-Take requirements section of the User Guide for the specific snapshot requirements.