This Knowledgebase article provides a procedure used to install Windows Server 2008 backup and command line interface features.
When SolarWinds Failover Engine tries to restore the backup data on the Secondary server an error message is presented:
Failure: Backup utility is not installed or not all writers are available. Please install the backup tool and writers.
This problem occurs because either the backup and command line interface features are not installed on the Secondary or the VSS Writers list is empty.
Install the Windows Server 2008 backup and command line interface features on the Secondary using the Windows Server Manager and continue the SolarWinds Failover Engine installation. Ensure that the VSS Writers are fully functional.
SolarWinds Failover Engine running on Windows 2008
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