2014-06-16 12:11 AM - last edited on 2015-08-25 05:50 AM by alissa
Except for registering the snapshots in the RMAN catalog, What are additional benefits of using NetApp Plug-in for Oracle RMAN in an Exadata environment?
How can this tool be utilized by a customer who as Exadata as the production system, and NetApp as dev/test system?
2014-06-16 12:36 AM
The main value of the plugin isn’t registering the snapshots, it’s the ability to instantly create backups and perform restores. It allows rman itself to drive the snapshot process.
I don’t see a lot of value with Exadata, though. The main process for using NetApp technology to back up an Exadata system is using DataGuard to replicate to a NetApp system and then using SnapManager for Oracle.
2014-06-16 06:23 AM
In addition to steiner response, The NetApp plugin for RMAN (aka RMAN MML), provides the following features when the storage is NetApp:
1. 12c [cdb, pdb, non-cdb]
2. duplicate database
3. Protect the backup using SnapMirror and Snapvault
4. retention policy management for Local and remote storage
5. 7 Mode and cluster mode.
6. Oracle Solaris X86-64 bit