Virtualization gives enterprise-class applications, such as Oracle, the required agility, high availability and necessary resource management. Companies design virtualized Oracle databases either for custom applications developed internally, or as a database backend for deploying commercial applications. In both scenarios, companies need to take a specific approach to meet required availability needs for virtualized Oracle database protection.
This white paper explains data availability best practices for virtualized Oracle databases leveraging Veeam® Backup & Replication™ v8. Use this document as a general guideline for choosing a data-protection scenario for your virtualized Oracle application and related restore procedures.
Before you dive into data-protection scenarios for Oracle databases, you must first understand how Oracle interacts with other virtualized environment components such as storage, the network and the virtualization layer. This white paper will give you a high-level overview of Oracle architecture, main deployment types and native Oracle mechanisms for database management such as ASM logical volume manager and RMAN backup and recovery manager. You will also get a full list of Oracle database components, such as redo log files and archive log files, which need to be protected to guarantee data-loss avoidance and proper recovery, regardless of the scenario you choose.
Read this ultimate guide to Oracle database availability and learn how to:
- Guarantee Oracle database consistency using script
- Protect RMAN backups with Veeam
- Restore a virtual machine with an Oracle database
- And much more!