Configuring a SQL Failover Cluster

You can configure a SQL failover cluster to automatically discover and back up SQL databases.


  1. Install the SQL Server database agent.

    For more information, see Getting Started with SQL Server.

  2. From the navigation pane, go to Manage > Server groups.

    The Server groups page appears.

  3. Create a new server group and add cluster nodes that have SQL Server agents installed.

  4. In the General section, move the Enable auto discover toggle key to the right.


The Commvault software automatically does periodic scan of servers that are associated with the server group to discover applications that need to be backed up. For any newly discovered and unprotected applications, the Commvault software automatically installs or configures the SQL Server agent on the server. After the SQL cluster client is configured, add clustered SQL server instance manually or wait until the next period scan auto discovers the clustered SQL instance.