Re: Netapp snapshot backups for RAC

With split-mirroring or snapshot solutions (EMC or NETAPP or anyother
vendor) when working with ASM you need to carefully layout the Disk Groups.

For example you should (or shall I say must) NOT mix databases in same Disk
Groups, because when you run the snapshot you will be backing up all
databases in the Disk Group, that is not a problem. The problem is when you
have to restore, when you restore a snapshot you will be restoring several
databases!

Thanks

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On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 7:50 AM, Upendra N <nupendra@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>  Hi Freek,
> Thanks for your reply. A couple of follow up questions.
>
>
> > There are some limitations in how you should structure your volumes/data.
>
> What kind of limitations are you referring to? Could you share a few more
> areas/details?
>
>
> > I have used it in the past on nfs environments, and it works reasonable
> although there are some bugs and annoyances in how the product currently
> works.
>
> Any major issues you ran into?
>
> Thanks again
> -Upendra
>
>
>
> > From: Freek.DHooge@xxxxxxxxx
>
> > To: nupendra@xxxxxxxxxxx; oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 17:07:00 +0100
> > Subject: RE: Netapp snapshot backups for RAC
>
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > If you are using ASM, then you will need to use the "snapmanager for
> oracle" product from NetApp.
> > There are some limitations in how you should structure your volumes/data.
> >
> > I have used it in the past on nfs environments, and it works reasonable
> although there are some bugs and annoyances in how the product currently
> works.
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> >
> > Freek D'Hooge
> > Uptime
> > Oracle Database Administrator
> > email: freek.dhooge@xxxxxxxxx
> > tel +32(0)3 451 23 82
> > http://www.uptime.be
> > disclaimer: www.uptime.be/disclaimer
> >
> >
> > ________________________________________
> > From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:
> oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Upendra N
> > Sent: dinsdag 24 november 2009 16:46
> > To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: Netapp snapshot backups for RAC
> >
> > Hello all,
> > Currently doing a RMAN bi-weekly backups to disk. Database is running ASM
> on Netapp storage.
> > I am considering netapp snapshot backups for Oracle RAC to reduce the
> Oracle overhead.
> > Have anyone used it on a critical production database? What are your
> thoughts?
> > Have you seen any issues with it?
> >
> > Thanks in advance
> > -Upendra
> >
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