Oracle Explorer & Veeam Agent for Linux

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Oracle Explorer & Veeam Agent for Linux

Veeam Logoby senolpasahan » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:29 pm

Hi,


My oracle database are on physical servers.
Veeam agent for linux agent installed.
I'm getting volume disk backup right now. to Veeam backup and replication EP repo.

What can I do to use the oracle explorer?

Can we use the oracle explorer only on virtual servers?


thnx
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Re: Oracle Explorer & Veeam Agent for Linux

Veeam Logoby PTide » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:03 pm

Hi,

Can we use the oracle explorer only on virtual servers?

That's correct, currently VAL backups cannot be used with Oracle Explorer. I consider your questions as a feature request.

Thank you!
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Re: Oracle Explorer & Veeam Agent for Linux

Veeam Logoby cousinsp » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:38 pm

Any idea when this feature request will be available?
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Re: Oracle Explorer & Veeam Agent for Linux

Veeam Logoby ferrus » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:49 am

I don't know if Oracle Integration into the Agent is planned, but it was mentioned that the RMAN integration in v10 would include the Agent:

http://disq.us/p/1n1556b

What about if I have a physical server and installed Veeam Agent for Linux? Is it possible to backup/restore the Oracle Database? Or just the whole machine?

• Reply • Rick Vanover • 4 months ago
This is planned but not in the current Veeam Agent for Linux functionality. Note the v10 feature coming for RMAN support would work in this situation.


All of our Oracle DBs are on physical servers (purely because of VM licensing cost reasons), and they're our only systems which aren't backup up through Veeam.
Would love this feature.
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Re: Oracle Explorer & Veeam Agent for Linux

Veeam Logoby vmniels » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:55 am

Correct, we will release a specific RMAN integration to cover the need for this.
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Re: Oracle Explorer & Veeam Agent for Linux

Veeam Logoby ferrus » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:03 pm

Apologies for the usual "how long to release date" question - but is there target quarter for the release?
I seem to remember it was Q1/Q2 2018 a while back - but that may have been before the 9.5u3 announcement.
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Re: Oracle Explorer & Veeam Agent for Linux

Veeam Logoby dharenkamp » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:05 am

IHAC that has also Oracle on physical Linux servers and want to backup them with the agent.
Any news about this?
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Re: Oracle Explorer & Veeam Agent for Linux

Veeam Logoby PTide » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:32 am

Daniel,

Would you provide some details please?

What is the version that they run? Is it a single-instance per machine? Do they use ASM or OS filesystem? Do they want just an image-based transaction-consistent backup with an option to use Explorers, or they also want to perform archive log backup to be able to rollbacks?

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[MERGED] Backup Oracle server

Veeam Logoby FCa » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:45 pm

Hello,

Backuping an Oracle instance with Veeam when the server is a Linux VM is quite an easy thing to do with the Application Aware processing.

But, as far as i know, there's currently no such feature available when using the VAL.

I would like to know if we'll have soon others possibilities than just the "enabling the Pre & Post scripts" for VAL.

Do you plan to include Rman in your future release/update ?

Tks for your Feedback.
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Re: Oracle Explorer & Veeam Agent for Linux

Veeam Logoby PTide » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:06 pm

Hi Fabien

Oracle support is already on our roadmap for VAL. The Oracle RMAN plug-in which is coming soon won't be part of VAL release, though.

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Re: Oracle Explorer & Veeam Agent for Linux

Veeam Logoby tckoay » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:28 am

Hi,

So it mean Veeam Agent for Linux not able to backup Oracle database that running on Linux? Can it perform full system restore? Or due to the RMAN integration havent ready it cant restore Oracle DB at all?
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Re: Oracle Explorer & Veeam Agent for Linux

Veeam Logoby PTide » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:12 am

So it mean Veeam Agent for Linux not able to backup Oracle database that running on Linux?

1. For now it cannot backup Oracle database separately from the machine, only the machine as a whole including the database running inside (with the exception for ASM and RAC configurations - those are not supported as VAL cannot snapshot them). Such back will be consistent at file system level, which means that no specific application processing are taken prior to a snapshot being taken.

2. Yes, it can perform full system restore.

3. We're planning to introduce support for Oracle DB in VAL. It won't let you backup DB separately, but it will ensure that the database in the backup is transaction-consistent.

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