Data Backup and Recovery

Can Snap Creator be used in DR situation and why?

netappmagic

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?

3 REPLIES 3

Ontapforrum

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!

netappmagic

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?

 

 

Ontapforrum

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

Announcements
NetApp on Discord Image

We're on Discord, are you?

Live Chat, Watch Parties, and More!

Explore Banner

Meet Explore, NetApp’s digital sales platform

Engage digitally throughout the sales process, from product discovery to configuration, and handle all your post-purchase needs.

NetApp Insights to Action
I2A Banner
Public