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Considerations and Limitations

This section lists considerations and known limitations of Veeam Explorer for Oracle.

General

When Veeam Explorer for Oracle is installed on a server on which both Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 are installed, the notification settings will be inherited from the Veeam Backup and Replication Global Notification settings.

Restore from Image-Level Backups

  • Veeam Explorer for Oracle does not support restore via PSDirect, VIX or Sphere API.
  • 1-Click restore to the original location from storage snapshots is not supported.
  • A point in time restore is not supported for replicas and backups stored in the DR site by backup copy jobs, nor it is supported for backups stored in a cloud repository. Such repositories cannot be used as a destination location for archived logs.
  • Restore of databases from the current restore point is only supported for backups created by Veeam backup job, replication job, VeeamZIP and for imported backup and storage snapshots.
  • If OS authentication on a target Oracle server is disabled, the restore of databases with enabled ASM will not be possible.
  • If OS authentication on a staging Oracle server is disabled, the restore of databases with enabled ASM as of the selected transaction state will not be possible.
  • Make sure that both the backed up Oracle machine and the target server to which you are restoring have the same OS patch version.

Restore from RMAN Backups

Considerations and Limitations Important!

Consider that if OS authentication on a target Oracle server is disabled, a restore from RMAN backups is not be possible.

Restore of Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)

To restore RAC databases from RMAN backups, make sure you apply the following restore settings. Otherwise, the databases will be restored as standalone databases.

  • Restore to original server: You must perform the restore with original name and settings.
  • Restore to another server:
  • You must perform the restore with original name and settings.
  • The Oracle Home and Oracle directory structure must remain the same.
  • You must copy the original control file to the target server or recovery catalog of the database which is running in the duplicated cluster. Such a control file must contain information about backups from which the restore is being performed.
  • For Oracle ASM, the file system structure of the restored database must remain the same.

Restore of Data Guard Databases

In Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam Plug-in for Oracle RMAN has experimental support of Data Guard databases. You can restore Data Guard databases from Veeam Plug-in backups with the following limitations:

  • Restore to original server
  • You can restore Data Guard primary databases as primary databases only to the original location with the original name and settings.
  • You can restore Data Guard standby databases as standby databases only to the original location with the original name and settings.

A restore with different settings will fail due to Data Guard limitations.

  • Restore to another server
  • Make sure that the copy of the original cluster already exists in the duplicated environment.
  • You must copy the original control file to the target server or recovery catalog of the database which is running in the duplicated cluster. Such a control file must contain information about backups from which the restore is being performed.
  • You can restore Data Guard primary databases as primary databases only with the original name and settings.
  • You can restore Data Guard standby databases as standby databases only to the original location with original name and settings.

A restore with different settings will fail due to Data Guard limitations.

 

 

Restore of Oracle Databases

When restoring to another server with the original name and settings, consider the following:

  • The Oracle Home and Oracle directory structure must remain the same.
  • You must copy the original control file to the target server or recovery catalog of the database which is running in the duplicated cluster. Such a control file must contain information about backups from which the restore is being performed.
  • For Oracle ASM, the file system structure of the restored database must remain the same.

Publishing from Image-Level Backups

Mount

Mount operations with fuse is not supported on kernel versions 4.0.0 - 4.1.33. Make sure to upgrade the kernel to version 4.1.37 or higher.

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