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IntelliSnap – Configuration – Oracle

Configuration

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

Configuring IntelliSnap Backup for the Client

  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers.
  2. Right-click the client, and then click Properties.

    The Client Computer Properties dialog box appears.

  3. Click Advanced.

    The Advanced Client Properties dialog box appears.

  4. Select the Enable IntelliSnap check box.
  5. If you have not done so, click Manage to manage your storage array.

    For information about how to configure the array, see Array Management.

  6. Click OK.

Configuring an Instance

  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers > client.
  2. Right-click Oracle, point to All Tasks and then click New Instance (ORACLE SID).

    The Creating New Instance dialog box appears.

  3. On the General tab:
    1. In the Instance (ORACLE SID) box, enter the instance name.
    2. In the User Account box, enter the login credentials to access the Oracle client.
    3. In the ORACLE HOME box, enter the Oracle application install path.
    4. In the Storage Policy used for the data of default subclient list, select a storage policy name.
  4. On the Details tab, determine how you want to connect to Oracle.
    Option Configuration
    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 the data protection operations. For more information on the Secure External Password Store, go to the Oracle documentation website, Secure External Password Store.

    1. Select the Oracle Wallet Auto Login check box.
    2. Enter the Oracle Service Name in the Connect String third box.

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

    Use the Oracle Connect String Enter the Connect String to connect to the Oracle database.
    1. Enter the database user name in the Connect String first box.
    2. Enter the database user password in the Connect String second box.
    3. In the Confirm Password dialog box, re-enter the password, and click OK.
    4. Enter the Oracle service name in the Connect String third box.

    For example, in the following:

    sysdba/<password>@orcl

    sysdba is the database user id

    <password> is the database user id password

    orcl is the Oracle service name

    Use the Oracle Catalog Connect String Select the Use Connect String check box and in the Connect String box enter the Oracle connect string credentials.

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

    Enter the Catalog Connect String to connect to the Oracle database.

    1. Enter the database user name in the Connect String first box.
    2. Enter the database user password in the Connect String second box.
    3. In the Confirm Password dialog box, re-enter the password, and click OK.
    4. Enter the Oracle service name in the Connect String third box.

    For example, in the following:

    sysdba/<password>@orcl

    sysdba is the database user id

    <password> is the database user id password

    orcl is the Oracle service name

  5. In the Automatic Backup of Control Files list, select Configure On to include the control file in all backups for this instance.

    Note: You can override this option to have the feature on the subclient level. For more information, see Enabling Automatic Backups of the Oracle Control File at the Subclient Level.

  6. Select the Disable Backup Aging check box to disable the Oracle CROSSCHECK and, then click OK to close the warning message.
  7. On the Storage Device tab, enter storage policy information:
    • In the Storage Policy used for user command backup of data list, select a storage policy.
    • In the Storage Policy used for all Archive Log backups list, select a storage policy name.
  8. Click OK to close the Creating New Instance dialog box.
  9. On the Oracle database host, edit the oratab file and add an entry for the added instance.

 

Skip this section if not using Solaris.

Enable IntelliSnap Backups on Solaris Zone

Follow the steps given below to enable IntelliSnap 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.

Create a Snapshot Copy

  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Policies > Storage Policies.
  2. Right-click the storage_policy and click All Tasks > Create New Snapshot Copy.
  3. In the Copy Name box, enter a name.
  4. From the Library list, MediaAgent list, Drive Pool list, Scratch Pool list, select the appropriate library, MediaAgent, drive pool and scratch pool.

    Note: Drive pool and scratch pool are applicable only for tape libraries.

  5. Click OK.

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 IntelliSnap backup (inline) or at a later time (offline).

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

  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Policies | Storage Policies | <Storage Policy>.
  2. Right-click the appropriate <Storage Policy> and click Properties.
  3. In the Storage Policy Properties dialog box, click the Snapshot tab.
  4. Select Enable Backup Copy checkbox to enable movement of snapshots to media.

  5. Click OK.