Creating the RVG resource

To enable a disaster recovery setup, once Volume Replicator is configured you create the Replicated Volume Group (RVG) resource on the primary and secondary sites.

You add the RVG resource to the SQL Server resource group.

You configure the RVG resource to depend on the Volume Replicator IP resource and on the appropriate Volume Manager Disk Group resource.

Since an RVG cannot span disk groups, if you have more than one disk group configured for the application, create a separate RVG resource for each disk group.

To create a Replicated Volume Group (RVG) resource

  1. In Failover Cluster Management, expand Services and Applications, right-click the SQL Server virtual server group that you have created and select Add a resource > More resources > Add Replicated Volume Group.

    The New Replicated Volume Group appears in the center panel under Disk Drives.

  2. Right-click New Replicated Volume Group and click Properties.
  3. On the General tab of the Properties dialog box, in the Resource Name field, type a name for the RVG resource.
  4. On the Dependencies tab, add the dependencies for the RVG resource:
    • Click the box Click here to add a dependency

    • From the Resource drop-down list, select the network name you created for the RVG. Click Insert.

    • Click the box Click here to add a dependency

    • From the Resource drop-down list, select the Volume Manager Disk Group resource created for the application disk group. Click Insert.

  5. On the Properties tab, specify the following:
    • In the rvgName field, type the same name that you assigned the RVG on the General tab.

    • In the dgName field, type the name assigned in the VEA to the application disk group.

  6. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.
  7. Right-click the RVG resource and click Bring this resource online.
  8. Repeat the same steps to create the RVG resource at the secondary site.