Data Backup and Recovery
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The Snap Creator plugin for IBM Domino has fairly advanced restore functions for Domino.
I'm adding this entry to build on the information in the Creating a Complex Configuration (Domino as an example) post
The videos are based after the information in TR-4009: NetApp Snap Creator Framework with IBM Domino Plug-In Deployment and Configuration Guide: http://www.netapp.com/us/media/tr-4009.pdf
There are three high level restore scenarios for the Domino plugin:
Each type of restore is also capable of performing the following recovery options on Domino:
*Domino transaction logs must be enabled to perform this type of recovery.
You can also optionally disable replication when performing a restore, assigning a new DBIID to the restore Domino database(s).
Note: When referring to single file restore, this means that Snap Creator can restore a single file on the file system.
With Domino a single file can be a database (a user's mailbox for example), template, or system mailbox (.box file).
The videos are available on SnapCreatorTV.
Domino Volume Restore [~4 minutes]:
Domino volume restore does require you to stop the Domino server. You do not want to attempt a restore against a running database.
Domino Single File Restore in NFS Environments [~5 minutes]:
Single File Restore in NFS environments can be performed entirely through the Snap Creator GUI or CLI.
Since NFS is file based we are able to select a database directly from the file system and easily restore it.
Domino Single File Restore in SAN environments [~8 minutes]:
Since Snap Creator uses the single file snap restore API, if you attempt to perform a single file restore through the GUI or CLI in a SAN environment all you can see is the underlying LUN.
For Domino Restore in SAN environments you must mount a Snapshot copy, copy the data into a restore path, then run Snap Creator via the CLI.
For other videos about Snap Creator, check out SnapCreatorTV.
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