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SnapManager for SAP

Install SnapManager


You must install SnapManager on each host where the database you want to backup is running.

What you'll need

You must have installed SnapDrive for UNIX on the database host and established a connection to the storage system.

For information about how to install SnapDrive and establish connection to storage system, see SnapDrive for UNIX documentation.

About this task

You must install one SnapManager instance per database host. If you are using a Real Application Cluster (RAC) database and want to back up the RAC database, you must install SnapManager on all the hosts of the RAC database.

  1. Download the SnapManager for SAP install package for UNIX from the NetApp Support Siteand copy it to the host system.

  2. Log in to the database host as the root user.

  3. From the command prompt, navigate to the directory where you copied the install package.

  4. Make the install package executable: chmod 755install_package.bin

  5. Install SnapManager: ./install_package.bin

  6. Press Enter to continue.

  7. Perform the following steps:

    1. Change the default value of the operating system user to ora sid, where sid is the system identifier of the database.

    2. Press Enter to accept the default value for operating system group.

      The default value for the group is dba.

    3. Press Enter to accept the default value for the startup type.

    The configuration summary is displayed.

  8. Review the configuration summary and press Enter to continue.

    SnapManager for SAP and the required Java Runtime Environment (JRE) are installed and the smsap_setup script is executed automatically.

    SnapManager for SAP is installed at /opt/NetApp/smsap.

After you finish

You can verify if the installation was successful by performing the following steps:

  1. Start the for SnapManager server by running the following command: smsap_server start

    A message is displayed stating that the for SnapManager server is running.

  2. Verify that the SnapManager for SAP for system is running correctly by entering the following command: smsap system verify

    The following message is displayed: Operation Id number succeeded.

    number is the operation ID number.

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