SnapCenter Plug-in for Oracle Database overview

The SnapCenter Plug-in for Oracle Database is a host-side component of the NetApp SnapCenter Software that enables application-aware data protection management of Oracle databases. The Plug-in for Oracle Database automates the backup, cataloging and uncataloging with Oracle RMAN, verification, mounting, unmounting, restore, recovery, and cloning of Oracle databases in your SnapCenter environment.

The Plug-in for Oracle Database requires the SnapCenter Plug-in for UNIX to perform backup, cataloging and uncataloging with Oracle RMAN, verification, restore, recovery, and cloning of Oracle databases that are running on Linux hosts.
Note: SnapCenter Plug-in for Oracle Database supports data protection operations only on ext3, ext4, and xfs SAN file systems.

When the Plug-in for Oracle Database is installed, you can use SnapCenter with NetApp SnapMirror technology to create mirror copies of backup sets on another volume and with NetApp SnapVault technology to perform disk-to-disk backup replication for standards compliance.

You can use the Plug-in for Oracle Database to manage backups of Oracle databases running SAP applications. However, SAP BR*Tools integration is not supported.

For information about SnapCenter data protection, see the Data Protection Guide for your plug-in.

For information about the SnapCenter architecture, features, and benefits, see the SnapCenter concepts documentation.