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SnapManager Oracle

General layout and configuration

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You can find information about the recommended general database layouts and storage configurations to avoid issues related to disk groups, file types, and tablespaces.

  • Do not include files from more than one type of SAN file system in your database.

    All files making up a database must reside on the same type of file system.

  • SnapManager requires a multiple of 4K block size.

  • If you want to register SnapManager backups with Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN), you must create RMAN-enabled profiles.

The following are some guidelines for volume separation:

  • Data files for only one database must be in the volume.

  • You must use separate volumes for each of the following file classifications: database binaries, data files, online redo log files, archived redo log files, and control files.

  • You do not need to create a separate volume for temporary database files, because SnapManager does not back up temporary database files.

For more information, see the SnapManager for Oracle Best Practices.

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