Perform this procedure to switch over a protection group to the secondary cluster.
Before You Begin
Before you switch over a protection group from the primary cluster to the secondary cluster, ensure that the following conditions are met:
For Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance, data replication is active between the primary cluster and the secondary cluster. That is, the replication is enabled from the source to the target appliances.
For Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance, the Geographic Edition replication resource for this appliance replication shows the Online state.
For Oracle Data Guard, the Oracle Data Guard Broker show configuration command must show a SUCCESS state. This state is reflected in the state of the Geographic Edition replication resource for this Oracle Data Guard Broker configuration, which should show the online state.
The Geographic Edition software is running on both clusters.
The secondary cluster is a member of a partnership.
Both cluster partners can be reached.
The overall state of the protection group is set to OK.
Caution - For EMC SRDF, if you have configured the Cluster_dgs property, only applications that belong to the protection group can write to the device groups specified in the Cluster_dgs property.
For more information about RBAC, see Securing Geographic Edition Software in Oracle Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition Installation and Configuration Guide .
# chmod A+user:username:rwx:allow /var/cluster/geo
The /var/cluster/geo directory must have the correct access control lists (ACL) applied for compatibility between the Geo Management RBAC rights profile and Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance software.
The application resource groups that are a part of the protection group are stopped and started during the switchover.
phys-paris-1# geopg switchover [-f] -m new-primary-cluster protection-group-name
Forces the command to perform the operation without asking you for confirmation.
Specifies the name of the cluster that is to be the new primary cluster for the protection group.
Specifies the name of the protection group.
The following example performs a switchover to the secondary cluster cluster-newyork.
phys-paris-1# geopg switchover -f -m cluster-newyork example-protection-group
To fail back a protection group to the original cluster, see Recovering a Protection Group to a Cluster.