SnapProtect - SAP Oracle - Configuration

Configuration

Once the SAP for Oracle iDataAgent has been installed, configure an Instance to facilitate backups. Each instance references an Oracle database. It is recommended to create separate subclients for data and log backups. The following sections provide the necessary steps required to create and configure these components for a first SnapProtect backup of an Oracle database.

If you plan to use SnapVault or SnapMirror, use the appropriate storage policy based on the type of snapshot, such as NetApp 7-Mode and Cluster-Mode snapshots. For NetApp 7-Mode snapshots, use storage policies associated with OnCommand Unified Manager 5.0, 5.1, or 5.2. For NetApp Cluster-Mode snapshots, use storage policies associated with OnCommand Unified Manager 6.0, 6.1, 6.2 6.3P1, 6.4P1, or 7.0.

Most capabilities of data ONTAP 7-Mode apply, however cascaded replication of primary to snapvault to snapmirror on a single policy is not supported.

Configuring an Instance

  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to <Client> | SAP for Oracle.

    Right-click SAP for Oracle and click All Tasks | New Instance (ORACLE SID).

  2. Enter the Instance Name.

    Enter the user name in User Account to access the Oracle application on a UNIX client.

    Use <SID_name>adm, in order to perform backup and restore operations from CommCell Console for the associated instance.

    Make sure that the user has administrator privileges to access the Oracle application.

    Browse or enter the path to the Oracle application files in Oracle Home.

    Browse or enter the path to the Oracle data and control files in SAP DATA PATH.

    Select a Storage Policy from the drop down list.

     

  3. Click Details tab and add the following information:

    Enter the target database connect string in Connect String.

    Browse or enter the path to the SAP EXE folder in SAP EXE Folder (Required).

  4. Click Storage Device tab.

    Select a Storage Policy used for user command backup of data from the drop down list.

     

  5. Click Log Backup tab.

    Select a Storage Policy used for all Archive Log backups from the drop down list.

    Click OK.

     

  6. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to <Client> | SAP for Oracle.

    Right-click the <Instance> and click All Tasks | New Subclient.

     

  7. In the Subclient Name field, type a name.

  8. Click the Content tab and clear the check box for Backup Archive Log.

  9. Click the Storage Device tab.

    Select a Data Storage Policy from the drop down list.

    Click OK.

  10. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to <Client> | SAP for Oracle.

    Right-click the <Instance> and click All Tasks | New Subclient.

     

  11. In the Subclient Name field, type a name.

  12. Click the Content tab and clear the check box for Data.

  13. Click the Storage Device tab.

    Select a Data Storage Policy from the drop down list.

    Click OK.

     

Skip this section if not using Solaris.

Enable SnapProtect Backups on Solaris Zone

Follow the steps given below to enable SnapProtect backups on each of the non-global zone clients containing the application data.

  1. From the CommCell Console, navigate to Client Computers | <Client>
    • Right-click the client and select Properties.
    • Click Advanced.
  2. In the Advanced Client Properties (General) tab
    • Select the Global zone host name from the drop-down list.
    • Click OK.

      • We support disks on a global zone mounted using loopback File System on a non global zone.
      • This option need not be enabled if you are using a NFS share. This is because when using NFS mount paths, the operations are limited to the non-global zone and does not use the global zone.

  3. Click OK and repeat the above steps on all the non-global zone clients containing the application data.

Skip the following section if you already created a snapshot copy.

Create a Snapshot Copy

The following section provides step-by-step instructions for creating a Snapshot Copy for a Storage Policy.

  1. From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Policies | Storage Policies.

    Right-click the <Storage_Policy> and click All Tasks | Create New Snapshot Copy.

  2. Specify the following to create a Snapshot Copy:
    1. Type the Copy Name in the Copy Name box.
    2. From the Library list, select the name of Library.
    3. From the MediaAgent list, select the name of a MediaAgent.
    4. From the Drive Pool list, select the name of a Drive Pool.
    5. From the Scratch Pool list, select the name of the Scratch Pool.

      Drive Pool and Scratch Pool are not applicable for disk libraries.

    6. Click OK.

The newly created Snapshot Copy can be associated with the subclient from which the snap backup is performed. In this case, the Snapshot Copy acts as the primary copy and therefore will contain only the metadata information associated with the snapshot Backup.

Configuring a Backup Copy

A backup copy operation provides the capability to copy snapshots of the data to any media. It is useful for creating additional standby copies of data and can be performed during the SnapProtect backup or at a later time.

Follow the steps given below to configure Backup Copy for moving snapshots to media.

  1. Open CommCell Console:
    • From the CommCell Browser, navigate to Policies | Storage Policies.
    • Right-click the <Storage Policy> and click Properties.

  2. Click the Snapshot tab.

    Select Enable Backup Copy checkbox to enable movement of snapshots to media.

    Click OK.