2014-09-02 07:27 AM
For OCUM, I am planning on using the SnapDrive approach in, the somewhat outdated but still relevant, TR-3655. Customer will have WFA integrated with OCUM 5.2 in this environment and wants to maintain a very low RPO ~ 15 minutes. Can WFA be configured/recovered on NetApp storage with Snapshot-based backups and replicated via VSM similar to the way OCUM 5.2 can? ...and will WFA/OCUM 5.2 remain "in sync" after recovery to different servers/NetApp storage at a remote site?
2014-09-02 07:39 AM
As such there is no support for WFA backup with Snapdirve or so. The best you can do is the take perodic backup of WFA using powershell.
|-||Documentation/Details around the backup PS cmdlet is in “Installation and Setup Guide” “Backing up the WFA database using PowerShell script”|
|o||This PS cmdlet is implemented using a REST API for taking backups in WFA server.|
|-||Also, WFA takes nightly backups in a folder WFA-Backups on the sever every night a 2:00AM.|
|-||When migrating the backup to a new WFA installation on DR site, ensure you follow the instructions in “Installation and Setup Guide” “Migrating the OCWFA installation”. This is absolutely necessary to ensure credentials work fine in the DR WFA server.|
2014-09-02 07:49 AM
Assuming I take Snapshot-based backups of OCUM 5.2 and perform recovery using the procedure in TR-3655, what does the process look like for the WFA instance that is connected to OCUM? Do I have a second WFA instance installed @ the DR site which is running the same software version prior to Disaster Recovery, just like OCUM? Should the powershell script you mentioned above be run before/after the OCUM database backup? Will WFA remain "in sync" with OCUM after restoring @ the DR site?