Updated: July 29, 2016
Applies To: Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2
This topic includes guidelines for backing up the head node and the HPC databases in a Windows® HPC Server 2008 R2 cluster. Backups enable you to restore your system in the case of file corruption, data loss, or other unexpected system failures. You can also use system backups to perform a bare metal recovery of your head node. This topic also describes the HPC Job Scheduler Service restore mode, and the additional steps that you must perform before and after restoring the databases to help to bring the cluster to a consistent state.
This guide includes the following sections: