[SATLUG] Quick question about AIX and Windows interaction
afcasta at texas.net
Thu Jun 15 22:25:39 CDT 2006
On Thu, 2006-06-08 at 15:32 -0500, koflanagan at satx.rr.com wrote:
> Just to give you guys a run down, we're using Tivoli for our Houston
> site and ArcServ for our SA site. Problem is we are trying to phase
> away from Tivoli and move things off to ArcServ. We have two AIX 5.1
> systems that are clustered and they run various scripts to do
> hotbackups for our Oracle databases. Right now the scripts push the
> hotbackups straight to tape. ArcServ on the other hand only pulls from
> the server, the agents or clients can't push. (or that's what CA said)
> My idea is to setup an NFS server on our W2k3 so that the scripts can
> push to the server and ArcServ can backup the data locally from there.
> Do you guys know of any light weight free software for this? I would
> use a linux box, but then we would be pushing to the linux box, then
> pulling from the linux box to the w2k3 server. The switches at this
> site aren't the greatest and aren't spread out ri ght. (another project)
> So when we do backups at night the network slows down ALOT. So the
> less trafic I take
> up the better. Any ideas? I've thought about setting up samba on the
> two aix boxes, but we don't have enough disk space available to push
> the hotbackups to. We are working with EMC to maybe add more disk
> space or get a different unit since we are using Symetrix and those are
> hard for us to maintaine. (not a spelling B champ).
I'd highly recommended adding disk space to your Oracle boxen to store
your daily hotbackups. I do that with my Oracle 10g hotbackups, then
dump to tape, but it's a lot easier to do restores and database rebuilds
from information already on disk than to have to deal with tape.
Once you have the disk space set aside to store your hotbackups, you can
make that space a samba share and have ArcServ dump it to tape.
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