Veritas NetBackup™ Copilot™ for Oracle Configuration Guide

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Product(s): Appliances (3.2, 3.1.2)
Platform: NetBackup Appliance OS

About Copilot

Copilot is a NetBackup appliance exclusive feature that integrates with native Oracle tools and processes to give database backup administrators (DBA) more control, visibility, and the ability to recover their database backups. Backup administrators can then manage policies, move the data to different storage types, and create off-site backup copies of the database backups.

Additionally, Copilot features NetBackup Accelerator technology to boost Oracle backup and restore performance. NetBackup Accelerator integrates with Oracle's incremental merge capabilities to eliminate the need for full backups and allow new full database images to be synthesized on backup storage post-process.

Copilot lets you create Shares on the appliance for Oracle backup and recovery and create further protection policies in NetBackup for advanced data protection features like long-term retention, replication, and NetBackup Oracle Accelerator technology. Copilot is exclusive to the appliance but requires additional configuration steps within NetBackup software.

You can choose to create a Standard Share or Optimized Share. Both Share types support all workload sizes, but Optimized Shares employ storage enhancements to reduce protection windows for larger databases. Standard Shares are supported on the 5230, 5240, 5330, and 5340 appliances and do not have disk layout requirements, while Optimized Shares are only supported on the 5330 and 5340 appliances. The 5330 requires the reservation of an Expansion Storage Shelf and the 5340 requires a full storage shelf.