I'm not sure if this is the correct way to do this so I'm asking for suggestion if anyone know some trick to simplify our configuration.
What came to my mind is that it could be nice if in the case of Oracle, at least, the volume snapshot/mirror/backup could be done in different way from SnapCreator Framework checking on the value of ARCHIVE_LOG_ONLY parameter.
I'll try to explain. Normally I think that you will have all volume in VOLUMES and the Archive Log Volume also in the META_DATA_VOLUME definition.
When doing an ARCHIVE_LOG_ONLY=N backup (we have daily:N) SC4.1 should work as usual:
When SC find ARCHIVE_LOG_ONLY=Y it would be nice if will do the backup this way.
1) create archivelog
2) backup archivelog-metadata ONLY (instead of backing up the entire database)
Doing this without altering the actual configuration could be done putting a new option like M in addiction to Y/N to backup only metadata volumes instead of all volumes.
It would also be nice to be able to configure a "different" dataset name (like snapcreator_config_M or snapcreator_config_A) when creating the configuration from the GUI so that it will automatically create 2 different dataset.
Having 2 different dataset is important if using dfm because with just one dataset it will snapmirror the entire dataset and not just 1 volume.