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Can Snap Creator be used in DR situation and why?

I am thinking about using Snap Creator to create a Oracle DB based on snapshot clone on the remote site after put the db in a hot backup mode. 

 

Can I use this thinking to do DR and why?

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Re: Can Snap Creator be used in DR situation and why?

Hi,

 

Are you sure you want to use Snap Creator and not Snap Center ? Although it is possible to use Snap Creator for advanced workflows such as the creation of a fully operational database clone, this would require scripting, whereas SnapCenter includes full cloning automation with full support for these advanced workflows.

 

https://www.netapp.com/us/media/tr-4700.pdf
Oracle Clone Best Practices [Page:27]

 

I have never cloned/tested oracle DB ever, but I have used snap creator extensively some years back for backup and cloning of some DBs (Non-standard) on tha vault/mirror and it worked well. So I don't see any reason why it should not work with Oracle DB as well, just that SnapCenter is a richer GUI and can make your task easier.

 

Thnaks!

Re: Can Snap Creator be used in DR situation and why?

Thanks for the message! 

Follow-ups and explanations:

 

1.  The reason I am thinking to use SnapCreator is because of the automation requirement, so, can SnapCenter for Oracle-plug also allow me to schedule the process?

2.  Is the SnapCenter for Oracle is the replacement of Snap Manager for Oracle?

3.  Not the lease, I am thinking now that I cannot use SnapCreator for DR, because the primary site would be gone in DR, whereas the clone DB could be set up on the DR site. So, I cannot use SC in DR scenerio. Am I right?

 

 

Re: Can Snap Creator be used in DR situation and why?

You're welcome!

 

1. The reason I am thinking to use SnapCreator is because of the automation requirement, so, can SnapCenter for Oracle-plug also allow me to schedule the process?
Yes, it is very similar to SnapCreator but more robust and more rich interms of features and GUI capabilities and work-flow automation. It will certainly allow you to schedule the process.


2. Is the SnapCenter for Oracle is the replacement of Snap Manager for Oracle?
Yes, these are basically plug-ins for SnapCenter server. All the Snap Manager products such as Exchange, SQL, Oracle etc will be phased out, some of them have already reached EOA. Instead, SnapCenter will be a one central management application server and rest all wil be plug-ins, basically replacing the SnapManager suite of products.


3. Not the lease, I am thinking now that I cannot use SnapCreator for DR, because the primary site would be gone in DR, whereas the clone DB could be set up on the DR site. So, I cannot use SC in DR scenerio. Am I right?

You can use snapcreator for DR, it is still a supported product, just that Snap Center is more rich as it is primarily replacing the SnapManager suite of products, and therefore it is much more sorted product. Regarding your query : Yes, you can clone DBs from the DR replicated copy of vault/mirror and then mount it as per the DB requirements.


SnapCenter overview:
http://docs.netapp.com/ocsc-42/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.netapp.doc.ocsc-isg%2FGUID-0CC54DEB-2A3B-4E98-8615-C97A225FEB2A.html&resultof=%2522%2573%256e%25...

 

List of SnapCenter components:
https://docs.netapp.com/ocsc-42/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.netapp.doc.ocsc-dpg-cpi%2FGUID-B7239355-FD20-4B3F-86C2-F54995CBBF2C.html&lang=en

 

SnapCenter Plug-in for Oracle Database overview:
https://docs.netapp.com/ocsc-42/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.netapp.doc.ocsc-con%2FGUID-CF6B23A3-2B2B-426F-826B-490706880EE8.html&lang=en

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