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:
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 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 NAS Storage Documentation page. Also available is an Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-4 cluster, offered pre-racked with disk shelves as the Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-BA to minimize set-up complexity. Integrating this appliance with Oracle Exadata is identical to the process described above.