Business continuity and database recovery SQL Server on Linux

SQL Server on Linux allows organizations to achieve a wide array of service-level agreement goals to accommodate various business requirements.

The simplest solutions leverage virtualization technologies to achieve a high degree of resiliency against host-level failures, fault tolerance against hardware failures, as well as elasticity and resource maximization. These systems can run on-premises, in a private or public cloud, or hybrid environments. The simplest form of disaster recovery and protection is the database backup. Simple solutions available in SQL Server 2017 RC2 include:

  • VM Failover

    • Resilience against guest and OS level failures
    • Unplanned and planned events
    • Minimum downtime for patching and upgrades
    • RTO in minutes
  • Database backup and restore

    • Protection against accidental or malicious data corruption
    • Disaster recovery protection
    • RTO in minutes to hours

Standard high-availability and disaster recovery techniques provide instance-level protection combined with a reliable shared storage infrastructure. For SQL Server 2017 RC2 standard high-availability includes:

  • Failover Cluster
    • Instance level protection
    • Automatic failure detection and failover
    • Resilience against OS and SQL Server failures
    • RTO in seconds to minutes


SQL Server 2017 RC2 on Linux includes virtualization, backup and restore, and failover clusters to support high-availability and disaster recovery.