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Unable to clone or restore SQL database(s) due to status "Not available for backup"

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Applies to

  • SnapCenter Server (SC) 4.3.1
  • SnapCenter Plug-in for Microsoft SQL Server (SCSQL) 4.3.1
  • Failover Cluster (FC)


  • SQL database(s) have Overall Status Not available for backup in the Resources - Database view of the SC GUI
  • When the affected database is clicked the following message is seen in the Database Details:

Not available for backup. DB is not on Netapp storage, auto-close is enabled or in recovery mode

  • Backups are not affected and run successfully


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