Veritas NetBackup™ for Oracle Administrator's Guide
- NetBackup for Oracle QuickStart
- Installing NetBackup for Oracle
- About linking Oracle RMAN with NetBackup for UNIX
- Linking Oracle RMAN with NetBackup on UNIX platforms
- Oracle policy configuration
- Preparing for NetBackup for Oracle configuration
- Instance management for an Oracle Intelligent Policy
- About Oracle Intelligent Policies (OIP)
- About script- or template-based Oracle policies
- About adding backup selections to an Oracle policy
- About configuring the run-time environment
- About creating templates and shell scripts
- About creating RMAN scripts manually
- Performing backups and restores of Oracle
- About NetBackup for Oracle backups
- About NetBackup for Oracle restores
- Redirecting a restore to a different client
- Using NetBackup for Oracle in a Microsoft Windows cluster environment
- Guided Recovery
- Troubleshooting Guided Recovery
- NetBackup for Oracle with Snapshot Client
- About NetBackup for Oracle with Snapshot Client
- How NetBackup for Oracle with Snapshot Client works
- About configuring Snapshot Client with NetBackup for Oracle
- Restoring NetBackup for Oracle from a snapshot backup
- About NetBackup for Oracle restores of volumes and file systems using snapshot rollback
- About configuring NetBackup for Oracle block-level incremental backups on UNIX
- About Snapshot Client effects
- About Oracle support for Replication Director
- Troubleshooting RMAN backup or restore errors
- Appendix A. Real Application Clusters
- Appendix B. Best practices for protecting Oracle RAC with NetBackup
- Appendix C. Deduplication best practices
- Appendix D. Snapshot Client support of SFRAC
- Appendix E. Script-based block-level incremental (BLI) backups without RMAN on UNIX and Linux systems
- Verifying installation requirements for BLI backups without RMAN
- Creating NetBackup policies for script-based BLI backup
- Creating notify scripts for BLI backups
- Performing backups and restores
- About troubleshooting backup or restore errors
- Appendix F. XML Archiver
- NetBackup for Oracle XML export and XML import
- About XML export templates and shell scripts
- Performing an XML export archive
- Restoring an XML export archive
- About redirecting a restore of an XML export archive to a different client
- Troubleshooting XML export or XML import errors
- Appendix G. Register authorized locations
Performing a Guided Recovery cloning operation
You need to log onto OpsCenter, to perform a cloning operation. OpsCenter is the web GUI that you use to perform all guided recovery operations.
To perform a cloning operation on an Oracle database in OpsCenter
- When you log onto OpsCenter, the first screen that appears is the Monitor Overview screen. Along the top of the screen, click Manage > Restore.
- On the What do you want to restore? screen, click Clone Oracle Database.
- On the small Select a Master Server dialog box, use the drop-down menu to select the master server that you want to work with, then click OK.
- The Select Source Database screen lets you filter the list of databases by database name, host name, database version, platform, and date. The default condition is to display all databases that are backed up in the default date range. Click Show Databases.
More information is available on this screen.
- The databases appear under the filtering part of the same screen. Click option at the left side of the desired database entry to select the database on which you want to perform a cloning operation. Then click Next>.
- The Select Control File Backup screen shows a timeline view of the control file backups. Select the icon for the desired control file backup from the timeline view. You can hover over the icon to display the control file details. If the icon represents multiple backups, you can hover over the icon to display all versions of the backup for that time periods.
Additional information is available to verify that you have selected the correct control file. The lower left corner of the screen lists three links. More information is available about these links.
Click on the icon of the control file backup you want to restore for the clone of the selected database. The default is the latest backup selected. Then click Next>.
- The Destination Host and Login screen contains parameters for the destination of the clone to be created. Enter the destination host name in the text box that is provided or click Browse and select from a list of available hosts. Note the following prerequisites concerning the destination host:
The platform type of the source and destination must be the same.
A NetBackup client must be installed.
A compatible version of Oracle must be installed.
For operating system authentication, enter a user name, password (Windows), and domain (Windows). Then click Next>.
- The Define Destination Parameters screen appears. The five tabs on this screen are used to change database attributes, the destination paths of control files, data files, redo logs, and restore options. After you have changed the destination parameters, click Next>.
- The Selection Summary screen lets you scan the information you have entered on the previous screens. Links to the recovery sets and destination database attributes let you view and verify any changes you have made. When you are satisfied with the summary information, click Next>.
- The Pre-clone Check screen lets you validate the database attributes and the file paths. To validate, click the underlined word here. If a directory path does not already exist, the validation check flags the error. If a file already exists, the validation check also flags the error, so that the cloning operation does not overwrite the file.
When you are ready to launch the cloning operation, click Launch Cloning Process. A display appears that is similar to the NetBackup Activity Monitor.
In NetBackup (7.1 or greater), validation of the data files that reside in raw devices may fail even though the Clone operation was successful. You may receive an error that states the validation for specific paths failed.