About backing up Oracle RAC databases
|Article:HOWTO73891|||||Created: 2012-03-02|||||Updated: 2012-03-16|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO73891|
Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) is an active/active cluster with shared storage, in which multiple instances share a single physical database. Since all of the participating nodes can access the database, you can initiate backup, restore, or recovery from any node. You can add an Oracle RAC database to the list of servers on the Backup and Restore tab so that the database can be selected for backup jobs.
Requirements for backing up Oracle RAC resources include the following items:
When RAC nodes are added or removed, you must update the Backup Exec Agent Utility. with information about the affected instances. After these changes are entered, the Backup Exec server discovers them.
Each node in the cluster uses the same fully qualified domain name. The fully qualified domain name of the node appears in the list of servers on the tab. It is in the form RAC-<database name>-<database ID>.
You should be aware of the following differences:
By default, each node in an Oracle RAC stores its archive logs locally. To have a meaningful backup of the archive logs, back up each archive log. Alternatively, you can move the archive logs to shared storage for backup.
Each node that is part of the cluster is assigned a priority. For database backups, Backup Exec connects to the node that has the highest priority. Backup Exec uses the fully qualified domain name to connect to the node.
See Backing up data
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