By Bernd Herth, Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer SAP Solutions and Integrations SAP
In the last blogpost SAP HANA on NetApp storage we’ve demonstrated how easy it is to backup an SAP HANA database using Snap Creator and its SAP HANA plugin on NetApp. Besides many other advantages, it delivers a reliable, fully integrated and blazingly fast way of backing up the SAP HANA database.
Today, we want to focus on the restore and recovery of an SAP HANA database. Let’s first recapture the SAP HANA storage architecture and the requirements for a successful restoration.
From a storage perspective the following four different areas need to be considered:
Based on the availability of the storage areas and based on what you want to achieve with the restore and recovery of your SAP HANA database (e.g. setting it back to before a logical error has occurred) different strategies are provided by SAP HANA. The most common procedure is ‘recover the database to its most recent state’ and is described in the following video.
By using the snapshot technology the actual restore of SAP HANA database volumes is a matter of a few seconds, independent of the size of the database.
More information on NetApp’s solution for SAP HANA could be found using the following links to documents:
Stay tuned – more to follow.