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Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) and Solaris Cluster How To Handle Storage Based Data Replication for Disaster Recovery (DR)? (Doc ID 1012411.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 07, 2021

Applies to:

Solaris Cluster - Version 3.0 to 3.3 U2 [Release 3.0 to 3.3]
Sun Solaris Volume Manager (SVM) - Version 11.9.0 to 11.10.0 [Release 11.0]
Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition - Version 3.0x to 3.3 U2 [Release 3.0 to 3.3]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)


Data replication enables you to mirror data from one system to another system. The data replication can be done host-based or storage-based. In this document we describe a solution for storage-based data replication with Solaris Volume Manager in Sun Cluster environments.

There is a Sun cluster on the production side and either a single Solaris system or an other Sun Cluster on the disaster recovery side (mentioned as DRsite in this document).

The replication mechanism of the shared storage is purely storage based, and there is no host based mirroring for the shared storage.

A mapping of the source devices to the target devices has to be available.
In example:

Production site   DRsite
Sun Cluster did device d1 <-----> Single system physical device c2t3d4
Sun Cluster did device d1 <-----> Sun Cluster did device d2

Keep in mind:
Sun Cluster Geographic Edition is available which provide a data replication between geographically separated clusters.
For details and supported possibilities please refer to the documentation:
* Sun Cluster Geographic Edition 3.1 2006Q4 Software Collection
* Sun Cluster Geographic Edition 3.2 11/09 Software Collection
* Oracle Solaris Cluster 3.3 3/13 Geographic Edition Information


How to handle storage based data replication for disaster recovery with Solaris Volume Manager and Sun Cluster?



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