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Backup of Oracle 11g RAC on AIX

Centhil
Level 2
Partner Accredited

Hi All,

We have AIX 6.1installed on 2  IBM p550 servers. We have installed oracle RAC(11g R1) with two databases. We are looking to backup the oracle database directly on to the FC Tape library using netbackup for oracle.

We have One Netbackup 6.5.5 Enterpreise Master server installed on windows platform. We have procured netbackup for oracle license, two enterprise client.

Inorder to backup the database directly to FC Tape library.( LAN free BAckup).

What  licenses will be required apart from this, Also can anyone help with the recommended best practice for this scenario.

Thanks in advance.

Centhil



 

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Abesama
Level 6
Partner
You'll need 2 x SAN media server license, one for each Oracle server.

A "SAN Media Server License" is a media server (writing to tape drive) for only itself, not any other systems.

Simply said, you'll need to install NetBackup media server binary on your Oracle servers using this license key, and they will be able to write to their own tape drive(s)

There is another way of doing it, called "offhost backup" and I'm not sure what kind of license you need for this, but this is more complicated to be set up and it also requires few conditions met.

Abe

Abesama
Level 6
Partner

If you do not want the Oracle servers to be (SAN) media servers - i.e. if you only want a light-weight NetBackup client binary on the Oracle servers, you can purchase "Advanced Client License" and make your NetBackup master(media) server to trigger a local dump on the Oracle servers to their own tape drives.

Some SAN devices are compatible to initiate this local dump, and then it's called "3rd party copy"

Usually you need to have compatible disks set up, using VxVM or equivalent, and snapshot method specified, etc.

This is something you need to properly set up, after reading manual page.

Abe

Centhil
Level 2
Partner Accredited

Hi,

I heard from symantec that in new license structure there is nothing called as San media server, You need to buy enterprise client  & san SSO for servers. Is that the right way of doing it.

Also , what license Key do I need to enter on the media server installation of AIX servers.

Thanks in advance

centhil

Abesama
Level 6
Partner
Yep, essentially your Oracle servers will need to be media servers themselves, to write to tape drive by themselves (rather than sending data over TCP/IP network to another host that can write to tape)

So whatever it is called, make them media servers.

"SSO" is about sharing physical tape drive(s) between multiple media servers - a media server can go without SSO.

Unless you really have to share tape drives between your two Oracle servers, you do not need to buy SSO license.

Will update this thread as soon as I get latest NBU product (license) list from Symantec.

Abe