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Replicating Application Data Using ContinuousDataReplicator

Important Considerations

General

SQL Data

Oracle Data

Overview

CDR will assist in configuring Replication Pair content, by automatically discovering directories that should be replicated (logs, databases, etc.) to protect supported applications. Note that all replication of application data is performed while the server is online. (See Supported Data Types.) Consistent Recovery Points, which define a point-in-time where application data is in a consistent state, can be created using CDR, ensuring the application data can be restored to that point-in-time. After data for these applications has been replicated, when browsing the data from the associated application iDataAgent (e.g., browsing from the Exchange iDataAgent), any Consistent Recovery Points maintained by CDR will be displayed along with traditional backups and/or any QR Volumes that may be available for that application's data.

When replicating application data, multiple Replication Pairs are created at the same time. It can be useful to specify a Common Base Folder, so that all destination paths for all Replication Pairs in the Replication Set will be created in the same location on the destination host. For more information, see Common Base Folder.

Non-Integrated Applications

For applications that are not integrated with CDR, their data can still be replicated by appropriately configuring Replication Sets and Pairs to capture all of the associated data. For more information, see Consistent Recovery Points.

Replicating Application Data Using ContinuousDataReplicator

Refer to the following for step-by-step instructions for replicating application data:

Important Considerations

General

  • It is recommended that you do not change the name of the client during installation as this can cause the application discovery to fail.

SQL Data

  • When you add or edit a Replication Pair, and you select Add App in the Manage Pairs dialog, SQL volumes will not be discovered if any databases are in the suspect or loading state. Use the SQL Enterprise Manager to change the mode of the database(s).
  • During Add App, SQL Backward compatibility Tool should be installed in order to detect SQL databases created using higher version for SQL.

  • Add App discovers the location of system databases on the client, as well as user-defined databases (.mdf, .ndf, .ldf), which you can select for data replication.
  • The recommended maximum number of SQL databases in an individual replication set should not exceed 150.

Oracle Data

  • If there is more than one log file destination, CDR will discover all of them, and create all the necessary Replication Pairs.
  • Ensure that all ARCHIVE_LOG_DEST_n for the Oracle database are set to a path, not a parameter, or the Oracle discovery may fail.

    Correct example, set to a path:

    ALTER SYSTEM SET LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_10 = 'LOCATION=F:\backup2\logs';

    Incorrect example, set to a parameter:

    ALTER SYSTEM SET LOG_ARCHIVE_DEST_10 = USE_DB_RECOVERY_FILE_DEST;

  • Oracle volumes configured with Symantec Storage Foundation QIO/ODM software are not supported for CDR on Unix.