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RMAN Backups using mount host on Flasharray

Most of Pure FlashArray customers are used to the snapshot functionality that helps them in taking either a crash-consistent or application-consistent snapshot in a flash (literally and figuratively) irrespective of the database size. While this helps them in protecting the database from any accidental changes or creating clones for development and test usage but cannot …

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iSCSI setup with Flasharray

This blog post will go over the steps to connect FlashArray volumes over iSCSI on RHEL variant Linux systems (RHEL, Oracle Linux, CentOS). Required package on RHEL for iSCSIiscsi-initiator-utils Multipathing packagedevice-mapper-multipath High level process with iSCSI Setup iSCSI at the initiator Setup Host at the FlashArray level Discover the iSCSI targets Create a volume, attach …

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Physical Standby database creation using FlashRecover Snapshots

To create a physical standby database, DBAs generally take an RMAN backup of the primary database, transfer them to the standby system and recover/duplicate them to create the standby database.  Based on the size of the database and the distance between the sites where the standby database is created, the backup/restore, as well as transfer, can …

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Database cloning with ZFS on Pure FlashArray – Part I

Most of Pure FlashArray customers use Oracle on ASM or cooked filesystems like EXT4 or XFS.  Rarely I do see ZFS and generally, those are Solaris users.  Still, I do periodically get questions about ZFS with Pure FlashArray, specifically on database cloning where the database is hosted on FlashArray volumes.  Hence, this post is to …

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