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This topic describes the versions of the Windows operating system and Microsoft SQL Server that Delphix supports.


Supported Versions of Windows OS

  • Windows Server 2003 SP2, 2003 R2

  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2

Delphix supports only 64-bit versions of Windows on target hosts and validated-sync-target hosts.

Target hosts and validated-sync-target hosts running Windows Server 2003 SP2 or 2003 R2 must install the hotfix documented in KB 943043.

For Windows 2008 R2

 

Updates NTFS.sys and uNTFS.dll

 

 

KB Article Number(s): 967351

 

Language: All (Global)

 

Platform: x64

 

Location: (http://hotfixv4.microsoft.com/Windows%207/Windows%20Server2008%20R2%20SP1/sp2/Fix385766/7600/free/441351_intl_x64_zip.exe)

 

 

Updates MSISCI.sys

 

 

KB Article Number(s): 2277122

 

Language: All (Global)

 

Platform: x64

 

Location: (http://hotfixv4.microsoft.com/Windows%207/Windows%20Server2008%20R2%20SP1/sp2/Fix388733/7600/free/440675_intl_x64_zip.exe)

 For Windows 2008 SP2

 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/948275/

  Ntfs.sys and untfs.dll for windows server 2008 SP2

 In order to install NTFS.sys first go to c:\windows\system32\drivers, right click on ntfs.sys à go to properties and check the tab details àIn the details Tab check the file Version if the file version is less than “6.0.6002.22811” the one mentioned here

 In order to install uNTFS.dll first go to c:\windows\system32, right click on untfs.dll à go to properties and check the tab details à In the details Tab check the file Version if the file version is less than “6.0.6002.22811” the one mentioned here

Run the below mentioned commands.

 Package: NTFS.sys and uNTFS.dll

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KB Article Number(s): 967351

Language: All (Global)

Platform: x64

Location: (http://hotfixv4.microsoft.com/Windows%20Vista/sp3/Fix385798/6000/free/441782_intl_x64_zip.exe)

 

Ø  Download the file mentioned in the above link

Ø  Save the file in a folder named ‘TEST’ under C drive.

Ø  Extract the zipped file.

Ø  Run the below mentioned command.

 

Expand -f:* c:\TEST\(write the complete details of the file with extension .msu).msu c:\TEST

Expand -f:* c:\TEST\(write the complete details of the file with extension .cab).cab c:\TEST

pkgmgr /ip /m:c:\Test\update-bf.mum

There are further restrictions on supported Windows and SQL Server versions for SQL Server Failover Cluster target environments. See Adding a SQL Server Failover Cluster Target Environment for details.

Supported Versions of SQL Server

SQL Server Version

Delphix Version

SQL Server 2005 (9.0)Delphix 3.x
SQL Server 2008 (10.0)Delphix 3.x
SQL Server 2008 R2 (10.5)Delphix 3.x
SQL Server 2012 (11.0)Delphix 3.1.2 and beyond
SQL Server 2014 (12.0)Delphix 4.1.3 and beyond

Delphix supports SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups as a dSource but creation of a VDB on AlwaysOn Availability Groups is not supported. Delphix supports Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) as a dSource and also as a target (VDB).

Supported SQL Server Backup Software

The Delphix Engine interacts with source database backups in the following ways:

  • When linking a new source database, the Delphix Engine can use an existing full backup to load the source database data
  • When performing a sync of an existing dSource, the Delphix Engine can use an existing full backup
  • After the dSource is created, the Delphix Engine picks up any new backups that are taken on the source database and applies them to the copy of the source database on the Delphix Engine. This includes:
    • Transaction log backups for databases in Full or Bulk-Logged recovery models
    • Differential and full backups for databases in Simple recovery model

Delphix currently supports the following backup software for source database backups:

  • SQL Server native backups
  • Quest/NetVault LiteSpeed
    • If the source database is backed up with LiteSpeed, the source and the staging environments must have LiteSpeed installed on them. The version of LiteSpeed on the staging environment must be the same or higher than that on the source. Delphix currently supports LiteSpeed v5.0.0.0 to v8.x.
  • Red Gate SQL Backup Pro
    • If the source database is backed up with SQL Backup Pro, the source and the staging environments must have SQL Backup Pro installed on them. The version of SQL Backup Pro on the staging environment must be the same as that on the source. Delphix currently supports SQL Backup Pro v7.3 and onwards.

In versions 4.3.3.0 and newer Delphix supports encrypted backups; if you are running an older version of the Delphix Engine (v 4.3.2.x - 3.0) encrypted backups are not supported.


1 Comment

  1. Anonymous

    We don't seem to mention support for compressed native backups.