We are using Netapp SnapManager for replicating the Oracle Fusion Middleware (OFM) environments along with other components.
We are facing a typical issue with Hyperion-Essbase while Restoring/Recovering Hyperion at DR,we are facing Essbase corruption issue.
it seems snapshot is not quiesceing the Hyperion Essbase files to a consistent state and hence resulting in file corruption at DR.
I have checked in white papers for Oracle Fusion Middleware conveying special treatment for Essbase backup to maintain consistency but haven't found any note from Netapps on DR synchronization for the same.
Could you kindly suggest if there are any work arounds for the same.
I can’t think of any explanation for this. Any software configuration that can survive a power failure without corruption should also work with a snapshot. This applies to any vendor technology. Restoring a snapshot is essentially the same as starting up a database after a power failure. Even if you had something like EMC SRDF replication, your recovery procedure would be the same because if you lost the primary site you’d be left with a copy of the data on the remote site. That copy would be frozen at a moment in time with no special preparation of the filesystem or database.
Can you supply the exact procedures used to create the backup and then perform the restoration? I can’t believe that Essbase becomes corrupt simply because of a power failure.