Refreshing a clone

You can refresh the clone by running the "Refresh-SmClone" command. This command creates a backup of the database, deletes the existing clone, and creates a clone with the same name.

About this task

You should be aware of some of best practices that you should follow before performing this operation.


  1. Initiate a connection session with the SnapCenter Server for a specified user: Open-SmConnection
  2. Create an Oracle database clone specification from a specified backup: New-SmOracleCloneSpecification
    Note: If secondary data protection policy is unified mirror-vault, then specify only -IncludeSecondaryDetails. You do not have to specify -SecondaryStorageType.

    This command automatically creates an Oracle database clone specification file for the specified source database and its backup. You must also provide a clone database SID so that the specification file created has the automatically generated values for the clone database which you will be creating.

    Note: The clone specification file is created at /var/opt/snapcenter/sco/clone_specs.
  3. Run Refresh-SmClone.
    If the operation fails with the PL-SCO-20032: canExecute operation failed with error: PL-SCO-30031: Redo log file +SC_2959770772_clmdb/clmdb/redolog/redo01_01.log exists error messages, specify a higher value for "-WaitToTriggerClone"

    For detailed information on Linux commands, use the SnapCenter command help or see the command reference information.

    SnapCenter Software 4.2 Linux Command Reference Guide