SnapProtect – Configuration – Oracle

Configuration

The following sections provide the necessary steps required to create and configure the components for a first SnapProtect backup of an Oracle database.

Configuring an Instance

  1. From the CommCell Browser,

    • Navigate to Client Computers | <Client>
    • Right-click Oracle and then click Properties.

  2. From the Agent Properties dialog box,

    • Select the Enable Instance Discovery checkbox.
    • Click OK.

  3. From the CommCell Browser,

    • Navigate to Client Computers | <Client>
    • Right-click Oracle, point to All Tasks and then click Discover Instance.

  4. Click Yes.

    If your Oracle database uses an ASM instance and the instance is in a different Oracle Home, you may have to manually configure the ASM instance as the discovery operation may not find it. When configuring the instance, verify the database status shows as STARTED.

  5. From the CommCell Browser,

    • Navigate to Client Computers | <Client>|Oracle.
    • Right-click the <Instance> and then click Properties.

  6. On Windows clients:

    • Click Change.
    • In the User Account box, enter the user name to access the Oracle application.
    • In the Password box, enter the password for the user account.
    • In the Confirm Password box, re-confirm the password.
    • Click OK.

  7. Click the Details tab.

    In the Use Catalog Connect field, type the user name to connect to the Recovery Catalog database.

    Click the grayed box in Use Catalog Connect.

    In the Password field, type the password for the user to connect to the Recovery Catalog database.

    In the Confirm Password box, re-type the password for the user.

    Click OK.

    • Click the Storage Device tab.
    • In the Storage Policy used for user command backup of data box, select a storage policy name.

    • Click the Logs Backup tab.
    • In the Storage Policy used for all Archive Log backups box, select a storage policy name.
    • Click OK.

  8. From the CommCell Browser,

    • Navigate to Client Computers | <Client> | Oracle | <Instance>. 
    • Right-click the default subclient and then click Properties.

    • Click the Storage Device tab.
    • In the Data Storage Policy list, select a Storage Policy name.
    • Click OK to convert the next backup as a full backup.
    • 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.