How to create a snapshot in PowerVault MD3660f for Oracle Database?
RHEL 5.x/6.x and OEL 5.x/6.x
Krishna Kamal Kapa
How to create a snapshot in PowerVault MD3660f?
Ensure you install the latest PowerVault MD Storage Manager (Modular Disk Storage Manager)
Discover the new servers for which the Storage Volumes need to be mapped
Create Volumes for the Oracle Database
1) Create a Consistency Group for the Oracle Volumes for which the database resides in.
Select the volumes from the Eligible Virtual disks which will be added to the Member Repositories
Eligible Virtual disks
A consistency group named "Consistency_Group1" will be created with volumes selected in previous step.
2) To create a snapshot we need to create a Consistency Group Snapshot Virtual Image
Snapshot Virtual Image
A Consistency Group Snapshot Image will be created.
Also we can schedule a Consistency Group Snapshot Image periodically
Consistency Group Snapshot
Modify the schedule as per your requirement by specifying the days, start date, end date and the snapshot Image start time.
Requirement by specifying the days, start date, end date and the snapshot Image start time.
Now the Consistency Group Snapshot Image is created under the Consistency Group
Consistency Group Snapshot Image
3) From the Snapshot Images, create a Consistency Group Snapshot Virtual Disk which needs to be mapped to the new host.
: Consistency Group Snapshot Virtual Disk
Select the volumes which need to be created from the Source Snapshot Image. We can map the volumes to the host now or can be mapped later.
Figure 10: Source Snapshot Image
The Snapshot Virtual Disks are created which are the snapshots for the respective volumes.
Figure 11: Snapshot Virtual Disks
The above process will create the snapshots for the Oracle Database.