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ODAVP: HowTo backup/restore your VM Guest (Doc ID 1633166.1)

Last updated on APRIL 10, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database Appliance Software - Version 2.8.0.0 and later
Oracle Database Appliance - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

The goal of this guide is to provide knowledge and insights into Oracle VM that will help the reader develop backup and recovery processes that fit the unique requirements of the readers’ Oracle Database Appliance Virtualized Platform (ODA VP) 

Solution

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In this Document
Goal
Solution
 Oracle VM Guests
 Understanding Storage
 Local Storage Repository
 Shared Storage Repository
 Challenges to Backup and Recovery Solutions for Oracle VM
 Oracle VM Guests cannot directly access tape devices
 Understanding what needs to be backed up
 Backup Strategies
 Preferred backup methods for Oracle VM
 Backup frequency
 Backup retention windows
 Using ACFS snapshot to back up Oracle VM Guests
 Backup for VM Guests
 Oracle VM Guest OS level backup
 VM Guest running from local storage repository
 VM Guest running from shared storage repository version 12.1.2.0.0 and above
 - Guest VM OFFLINE backup
 Using ACFS snapshot
 Without ACFS snapshot usage
 VM Guest running from shared storage repository version 2.8, 2.9 and 2.10
 - Guest VM OFFLINE backup
 Using ACFS snapshot
 Without ACFS snapshot usage
 Recovery for VM Guests
 VM Guest running within local storage repository
 VM Guest running within shared storage repository version 12.1.2.0.0 and above
 VM Guest running within shared storage repository version 2.8, 2.9 and 2.10
 Recovery VM Guest by import & clone
 Backup & Recovery ODA_BASE
 Backup ODA_BASE
 Restore ODA_BASE
References

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