I have seen a problem occur when trying to configure Exchange backups mostly, a few with SQL, although in those cases, the problem was when the server was chosen, an Application Data base was not shown
On the SQL server, find the path to the SQL executables folder. Then, at the MS-DOS prompt on the SQL server, type the command:
to see if the path to the SQL executables is included. If not, add the path to the Windows environment variables on the SQL server
You didn't specify what version of Data Protector you are using, so I can't give you a page reference in the Integration Guide, but, here is what is says about this issue with Exchange
Add the 'Exchange_home\bin' directory to the Windows Path environment variable:
1. In the Windows Explorer, right-click
My Computer and click Properties.
2. In the Properties dialog box, click Advanced and then Environment Variables.
Path in the System Variables list and click Edit.
in the Variable Value text box and click OK.
If the integration is cluster-aware, perform this procedure on all cluster nodes.
I hada similarerror withversion 7.0, I did wasput in thehostfile in the cellmanager the namesqlservercomplete withdomain nameand serversql host file the cell manager namecomplete withdomainand integrationofsqlwas made in goodform
Essentially, all Application backups, such as SQL have their own Backup method. The 'sql_bar' is the way that DP connects to these methods and provides the media management and reporting for the backup. In the Integration Guide
Data Protector integrates with SQL Server through the Data Protector sql_bar.exe executable,
installed on SQL Server. It implements multiple virtual devices for backup and restore and transforms
SQL Server Virtual Device Interface (VDI) commands from SQL Server into Data Protector backup
or restore streams.
The VDI architecture allows the Data Protector General Media Agent to access data directly in the
SQL Server memory, provided the devices are directly attached to SQL Server. Therefore, high
backup and restore speed is achieved.
When you go into the Users context in the GUI, and right-click on any server, pick 'Add Component', and choose MS_SQL, DP will install any necessary files on that server, including 'sql_bar'
An SQL Server instance is configured during the creation of the first backup specification. The
configuration consists of setting the user account that Data Protector should use to connect to the
SQL Server instance. The specified login information is saved to the Data Protector SQL Server
instance configuration file on the Cell Manager.
This is done either using the GUI, or from the MS-DOS prompt on the SQL server