Discover the applications

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You should discover the databases on the host to assign policies and create backups.

What you will need

  • You should have created the FSx for ONTAP working environment and the Connector.

  • Ensure that the Connector has connectivity to the FSx for ONTAP working environment and Oracle database hosts.

  • Ensure that the Cloud Manager user has the “Account Admin” role.

  • You should have deployed the SnapCenter Plug-in for Oracle. Learn more.

Steps

  1. In the Cloud Manager UI, click Backup & Restore > Applications.

  2. Click Discover Applications.

  3. Select Cloud Native and click Next.

    A service account with SnapCenter System role is created to perform scheduled data protection operations for all the users in this account.

    • Click Account > Manage Account > Members to view the service account.

      Note The service account (SnapCenter-account-<accountid>) is used for running the scheduled backup operations. You should never delete the service account.
  4. In the Specify Host Details page, enter the details of the Oracle database host, select the check box to confirm that the plug-in is installed on the host, and click Discover.

    • Displays all the databases on the host. If OS authentication is disabled for the database, you should configure database authentication by clicking Configure. For more information, refer to Configure Oracle database credentials.

    • Click Manage Application, select Add to add a new host, Refresh to discover new databases, or Remove to remove a database host.

    • Click Settings and select Policies to view the pre-canned policies. Review the pre-canned policies and if you want you can either edit them to meet your requirement or create a new policy.

Configure Oracle database credentials

You should configure credentials that are used to perform data protection operations on Oracle databases.

Steps

  1. If OS authentication is disabled for the database, you should configure database authentication by clicking Configure.

  2. Specify the username, password, and the port details either in the Database Settings or ASM Settings section.

    The Oracle user should have sysdba privileges and ASM user should have sysasm privileges.

  3. Click Configure.

Create policy

You can create policies if you do not want to edit the pre-canned policies.

Steps

  1. In the Applications page, from the Settings drop-down list, select Policies.

  2. Click Create policy.

  3. Specify a policy name.

  4. (Optional) Edit the format of the backup name.

  5. Specify the schedule and retention details.

  6. Click Create.