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Exadata Cloud Compute Node Backup and Restore Operations for RoCE systems (Doc ID 2782912.1)

Last updated on JULY 16, 2021

Applies to:

Gen 2 Exadata Cloud at Customer - Version N/A to N/A [Release All Releases]
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Exadata Cloud Service - Version N/A to N/A [Release N/A]
Linux x86-64 on Oracle Public Cloud


Per the Exadata Cloud Services description, operational management, including backup of the virtual machine, is a customer responsibility. Oracle Cloud Services automatically manages basic Exadata Cloud Services virtual machine backups for catastrophic failures. The Oracle Cloud managed virtual machine backups should be supplemented by a customer managed virtual machine backup solution to meet any additional backup and restore requirements.

This document describes the backup and restore of a Exadata Cloud Services virtual machine using snapshot based backups managed by the customer.

The procedure described in the note applies only to KVM Guest (RoCE) Exadata based systems: x8m and x9m.

For other Exadata hardware, see MOS note 2670579.1.


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In this Document
 Oracle Cloud managed virtual machine backups
 Customer managed virtual machine backups - Applicable to VM Guest (RoCE) Exadata based systems for Exadata Cloud at Customer Gen2 or Exadata Cloud Service
 Creating a virtual machine Backup
 Step 1 - Prepare directories and backup destination
 Step 2 - Backup the file system containing / (root)
 Step 3 - Backup the file system containing /var
 Step 4 - Backup the file system containing /var/log
 Step 5 - Backup the file system containing /var/log/audit
 Step 6 - Backup the file system containing /home
 Step 7 - Backup the /boot filesystem
 Step 8 - Backup the Grid Infrastructure home file system (if the Grid Infrastructure home is on /u01)
 Step 9 - Backup the /u02 file system
 Step 10 - Backup /u01
 Step 10.a - For LVM backups of /u01
 Step 10.b - Backup the /u01 mountpoint
 Step 11 - unmount the /FSS mountpoint
 Backup Life-Cycle Management on Remote Storage Using File Storage Service Snapshots
 FSS Snapshot Example
 Perform the following actions every day.
 Step 1 - Create a Backup to FSS
 Step 2 - Create New Snapshots
 Step 3 - Delete Expired Snapshots
 Restoring and Recovering virtual machines from Snapshot Backups
 1. Mount the backup File Server Storage that was used in the section “Creating a virtual machine Backup” to restore the damaged or lost files.
 2. Locate the files to be restored
 3. Restore the required files

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