Configuring Commvault Software To Back Up Data from the Oracle ZDLRA

You can configure Commvault software to back up data from a Oracle Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance (ZDLRA).


  1. Install Commvault software on each of the RAC nodes in the Recovery Appliance. For more information, see Step 2 in Getting Started with Oracle RAC.
  2. The Recovery Appliance uses 10 GigE connections for backup traffic. Set up data interface pairs for the network interface. For more information, see Setting Up a Data Interface Pair Between Two Clients.
  3. From the CommCell Browser, right-click Client Computers, and then select New Client.

    The Add New Client dialog box appears.

  4. In the Application section, click RAC.

    The Create Oracle RAC Client dialog box appears.

  5. On the General tab, complete the following steps:
    1. In the Pseudo-client Name box, enter a name for the RAC client.
    2. In the Database Name box, enter the name of the RAC database that you are assigning this client to.

      The database name must be the same case as the name of the Oracle RAC database.

    3. From the storage policy list, select the storage policy for default subclient data.

      If you do not have a storage policy, create a storage policy.

  6. On the Details tab, specify how to connect to Oracle:



    Use Catalog Connect

    1. Select the Use Catalog Connect check box.
    2. Enter the string to connect to the Oracle database.

      Note: If you want to use an account other than 'sys', you must grant the SYSDBA privilege or the SYSBACKUP privilege (in Oracle 12 or more recent versions) to the user account.

    1. In the first box, enter the database user name.
    2. In the second box, enter the database user password.
    3. In the third box, enter the Oracle service name.

      For example, in sysdba/password@orcl:

      • sysdba is the database user name
      • password is the database user password
      • orcl is the Oracle service name

    Oracle Wallet Auto Login

    You can use this option when you have configured the Secure External Password Store (Oracle Wallet) feature that stores password credentials, and you want to use those credentials during backup and restore operations.

    1. Select the Oracle Wallet Auto Login check box.
    2. In the Connect String third box, enter the Oracle service name.

      Note: If you enter the user name and password, the software ignores the Oracle Wallet feature.

  7. On the Details tab, for each node of the Recovery Appliance, complete the following steps:
    1. Click Add.

      The Add Instance dialog box appears.

    2. From the Instance Physical Client list, select the node of the Recovery Appliance.
    3. In the Instance (ORACLE SID) box, enter the SID of the target database on the Recovery Appliance.
    4. Click Change User Account, and then enter the Oracle user name and password.
    5. In the ORACLE HOME box, enter the Oracle application install path.
    6. Leave the Connect String boxes empty.
    7. In the TNS_ADMIN Folder box, enter the path for the TNS_Admin directory.
    8. Click OK to close the Add Instance dialog box.
  8. On the Storage Device tab, complete the following steps:
    1. From the Storage Policy used for Command Line Data Backup list, select the data backup storage policy.
    2. From the Storage Policy used for Log Backup list, select the log backup storage policy.
  9. Click OK.

What To Do Next

Configure the recovery appliance using the command line.

Last modified: 4/26/2021 8:21:32 PM