4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 25, 2013 7:33 AM by rdoogan RSS

    Oracle Secure Backup - Vmware Aware

    844756
      Hi All,

      I would like to take backup of Vmware Images / Application Files installed on a VM using Oracle Secure Backup.. Will it be Supported by OSB?

      If not, Can a application (Binary Files) iinstalled on VM can be backed up using OSB?

      Thanks
      Saravanan Palanivel

      Edited by: user13683500 on Apr 25, 2013 5:27 AM
        • 1. Re: Oracle Secure Backup - Vmware Aware
          rdoogan
          You have to backup the VM as you would any regular machine, install the OSB client inside the VM and back it up directly. It's important to note that won't, just the same as any other backup tool, give you an OS image, but it will protect your data. In other words if you lose the whole OS you would have to reinstall and then put the data back from the backup.

          Another alternative is to use a 2nd server and use vcbmounter to take a full image backup of the VM. You could then backup those full image files using OSB if you wished.

          Thanks

          Rich
          • 2. Re: Oracle Secure Backup - Vmware Aware
            844756
            Hi,

            Thanks.

            if i understand correctly OSB client software can be installed on a VM & we can take backup of the Application binaries installed in a VM. For the OS Image we have an option to use vcbmounter and then move it to Tape via OSB..

            Is that Correct?

            Does this falls under supported configuration of OSB?

            Thanks
            Saravanan Palanivel
            • 3. Re: Oracle Secure Backup - Vmware Aware
              FreddieEssex
              Just a thought....but why post your phone number in a public forum?

              You might want to edit your post and remove that.
              • 4. Re: Oracle Secure Backup - Vmware Aware
                rdoogan
                You understand correctly yes. As long as the running OS is supported by the OSB client, then this is a fully supported configuration.

                Thanks

                Rich