When equipped with native QDR InfiniBand and 10Gb Ethernet connectivity options, the ZFS Storage Appliance is ideal for reliably backing up Oracle Exadata. The Oracle Exadata Backup Configuration Utility is provided for deployment using a command-line tool, or your appliance can be configured manually using the instructions in the following sections:
Manual Configuration for Exadata Backup
Configuring Oracle Exadata for Sun ZFS Storage Backup
Comprehensive documentation is packaged with the utility, including instructions for how to execute a backup from the Oracle Exadata. Whether manually or using the utility, configuration of networking and storage pools on the appliance is required in addition to either approach.
For detailed information on using your Sun ZFS Storage Appliance as a backup target for Oracle Exadata, see the Protecting Oracle Exadata with the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance: Configuration Best Practices white paper on the Sun Unified Storage Documentation page. Also available is a Sun ZFS Storage 7420 cluster, offered pre-racked as the Sun ZFS Backup Appliance to minimize set-up complexity. Integrating this appliance with Oracle Exadata is identical to the process described above.