Cloning a SAP HANA database backup

You can use SnapCenter to clone a backup. You can clone from primary or secondary backup.

Before you begin

You must have backed up the resources or resource group.

About this task

Steps

  1. In the left navigation pane, click Resources, and then select the appropriate plug-in from the list.
  2. In the Resources page, filter resources from the View drop-down list based on resource type.
    The resources are displayed along with information such as type, host or cluster name, associated resource groups and policies, and status.
  3. Select the resource or resource group.
    You must select a resource if you select a resource group.
    The resource or resource group topology page is displayed.
  4. From the Manage Copies view, select Backups either from the primary or secondary (mirrored or vaulted) storage systems.
  5. Select the data backup from the table, and then click clone icon.
  6. In the Location page, perform the following actions:
    For this field... Do this...
    Clone server Select the host on which the clone should be mounted and the plug-in is installed.
    NFS Export IP Address Enter IP addresses or the host names on which the cloned volumes will be exported.
    iSCSI Initiator Enter iSCSI initiator name of the host to which the LUNs are exported.

    This option is available only if you selected LUN resource type.

    Protocol Enter the LUN protocol.

    This option is available only if you selected LUN resource type.

    If the resource selected is a LUN and you are cloning from a secondary backup, then the destination volumes are listed. A single source can have multiple destination volumes.

  7. Optional: In the Scripts page, perform the following steps: .
    1. Enter the commands for pre clone or post clone that should be run before or after the clone operation, respectively.
      Example
      • Pre clone command: delete existing databases with the same name
      • Post clone command: verify a database or start a database.
    2. Enter the mount command to mount a file system to a host.
      Example
      Mount command for a volume or qtree on a Linux machine:

      mount VSERVER_DATA_IP:${VOLUME_NAME_Clone} /mnt

  8. In the Notification page, from the Email preference drop-down list, select the scenarios in which you want to send the emails.
    You must also specify the sender and receiver email addresses, and the subject of the email.
  9. Review the summary, and then click Finish.
  10. Monitor the operation progress by clicking Monitor > Jobs.