Backup Exec: how to backup RAC on Linux through SAN
I'm helping a user to change LAN backup to SAN backup. He has Windows Backup Exec 12.5, RAC on Redhat, with a tape library in SAN, connected to BE server and the two Linux Oracle. He used Remote Agent for Linux and Agent for Oracle, so the backup go through LAN when backing up RAC. Now I added Remote Media Agent for Linux and SSO to the Linux servers. All configured and the backup work well, except I can't assign the RAC backup go through SAN. Here are my test results:
1. When backup Linux local files, the backup use local tape device.
2. When backup RAC database on linux, the backup go through LAN and use BE windows server to write to tape.
Maybe It's because the tape library is shared. I can't assign job to the Linux Media Agent, there are only devices under BE server when setup job's device and media.
Why local linux file go through SAN. My guess is, when backup local file, the source server name is same as remote media agent, so it use local tape drive.
But when backup RAC, the source name listed in "Oracle Real Application Clusters" use different name as my remote media agent. My remote media agent hostname is "rac1", but here the name of RAC source is "RAC-RAC-2384294311". Is this matter?
How can I assign the job to specific media agent server as destination in SSO environment?