How to create a snapshot on a PowerVault MD3660f for Oracle database

How to create a snapshot on a PowerVault MD3660f for Oracle database


How to create a snapshot in PowerVault MD3660f for Oracle Database?

Applies to:

RHEL 5.x/6.x and OEL 5.x/6.x

Author:


Krishna Kamal Kapa

Problem:

How to create a snapshot in PowerVault MD3660f?


Prerequisites:

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

Solution:

1) Create a Consistency Group for the Oracle Volumes for which the database resides in.
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Figure 1: Oracle Volumes

Select the volumes from the Eligible Virtual disks which will be added to the Member Repositories
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Figure 2: Eligible Virtual disks

A consistency group named "Consistency_Group1" will be created with volumes selected in previous step.
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Figure 3: Consistency_Group1

2) To create a snapshot we need to create a Consistency Group Snapshot Virtual Image
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Figure 4: Snapshot Virtual Image

A Consistency Group Snapshot Image will be created.
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Figure 5: Consistency Group

Also we can schedule a Consistency Group Snapshot Image periodically
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Figure 6: Consistency Group Snapshot

Modify the schedule as per your requirement by specifying the days, start date, end date and the snapshot Image start time.
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Figure 7: 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
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Figure 8: 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.
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Figure 9: 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.

Click Finish
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Figure 10: Source Snapshot Image

The Snapshot Virtual Disks are created which are the snapshots for the respective volumes.
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Figure 11: Snapshot Virtual Disks

The above process will create the snapshots for the Oracle Database.




Article ID: SLN310865

Last Date Modified: 12/05/2018 01:41 PM


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