B.2 Restoring the MySQL Database for Oracle VM Manager

To restore the database to one of the available backups, the manager and the database need to shutdown, for example as the root user execute the following commands:

# service ovmm stop; service ovmm_mysql stop

To initiate the restore, as the oracle user, use the RestoreDatabase.sh command located in the /u01/app/oracle/ovm-manager-3/ovm_shell/tools, for example:

# su - oracle
$ bash /u01/app/oracle/ovm-manager-3/ovm_shell/tools/RestoreDatabase.sh 
INFO: Expanding the backup image...
INFO: Applying logs to the backup snapshot...
INFO: Restoring the backup...
INFO: Success - Done!
INFO: Log of operations performed is available at: 
      As 'root', please start the OVM Manager database and application using:
               service ovmm_mysql start; service ovmm start

The RestoreDatabase.sh script expects the name of the directory for a particular backup directory as described in Section B.1.1, “Backup Directories and Logs”. You do not need to specify the full path to the backup directory as this is already specified in the DBBACKUP variable.

Once you have restored the database, restart the database and manager as the root user:

# service ovmm_mysql start; service ovmm start

It is important to understand that after restoring from a backup, objects such as servers and repositories must be refreshed within Oracle VM Manager in order to be usable. Use the Refresh All option within Oracle VM Manager to achieve this. See Managing Server Pools and Oracle VM Servers in the Oracle VM User's Guide for more information on these options.