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Exadata Cloud Compute Node Backup and Restore Operations (Doc ID 2809393.1)

Last updated on JUNE 30, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Exadata Cloud Service - Version N/A to N/A [Release N/A]
Gen 2 Exadata Cloud at Customer - Version N/A to N/A [Release All Releases]
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 an Exadata Cloud Services virtual machine using rsync to create backups managed by the customer.

The procedure described in the note applies to the following Exadata Cloud offerings regardless of the Exadata model:

Note: This MOS note replaces 2809393.1



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In this Document
 Oracle Cloud managed virtual machine backups
 Customer managed virtual machine backups
 Logical Volume Snapshots:
 Automatic Storage Management Cluster File System Snapshots
 Filesystem: Imaged backups / disk partition
 Creating a virtual machine Backup
 Additional Notes
 Step 1 - Prepare 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
 Step 9 - Backup /u02
 Step 10 - Backup /u01
 Step 11 - Backup the /ACFS01
 Step 12 - 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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