I've installed a cluster happily but now need to do something with files and backups. I think the requirements are the same - I want to take backups to disk and an external app will then copy those to tape (or whatever). It means that the drive the backups are taken to will need to be accessible to the external app. At the moment I have been given cluster disks but I think that means when the instance fails over the app will need to access a disk owned by a different server - similarly for anything deivering files.
An option would be to have another server for hosting the disks and the clustered instance access the shares for backup - is that the only way for doing this?
External App must be configured as cluster, and must be in SQL Cluster Group. Whenever SQL failover to another node, then External App also failover together. External App can access the same drive letter(cluster disk) and path. Many tools such as monitoring tools, backup tools etc. configured like this.
Sound the UNC path hosting by another server better?