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Manage Phoenix Backup Stores and backup mounts

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After you deploy a Phoenix Backup Store, create backup mounts and use RMAN to store backup data on a backup mount. The Phoenix Backup Store starts creating snapshots of the Oracle RMAN backups and uploads the snapshots to the Phoenix Cloud. You can use these snapshots to restore the data to a backup mount on one of the Phoenix Backup Stores registered with Phoenix, and use RMAN to fetch data from the backup mount. However, in some cases, you may want to stop the Phoenix Backup Store from creating and sending the snapshots to the cloud. Or, you may want to delete all the snapshots uploaded to the Phoenix Cloud from a backup mount. 

This articles provides you information on how to use Phoenix to manage:

Manage a Phoenix Backup Store

You can perform the following actions on a registered Phoenix Backup Store:

Edit the Phoenix Backup Store name

You can edit the store name using the Phoenix Management Console. Perform the following steps to edit the store name:

  1. Log in to the Phoenix Management Console.
  2. From the top menu, select the organization where you have registered the Phoenix Backup Store.
    The Organization page appears. 
  3. On the Organization page, click Protect > Oracle on the top-menu. 
    The Oracle page appears. 
  4. Under the Phoenix Backup Stores tab, click on the Phoenix Backup Store name for which you want to edit its name. 
  5. On the Phoenix Backup Store page that appears, click More Actions > Edit Store Name
  6. Enter a new name in the Edit Phoenix Backup Store Name dialog that appears and click Save. Ensure that you enter alphanumeric characters. 

Change the administrative group

An administrative group is a logical categorization of the servers that share something in common. For example, Phoenix Backup Stores located in one region can belong to one administrative group. Perform the following steps to change an administrative group of a Phoenix Backup Store:

  1. Log in to the Phoenix Management Console.
  2. From the top menu, select the Organization where you have registered the Phoenix Backup Store.
    The Organization page appears. 
  3. On the Organization page, click Protect > Oracle on the top-menu. 
    The Oracle page appears. 
  4. Under the Phoenix Backup Stores tab, click on the Phoenix Backup Store name for which you want to change the administrative group. 
  5. On the Phoenix Backup Store page that appears, click More Actions > Change Administrative Group.
  6. In the Change Administrative Group dialog box that appears, select an administrative group from the drop-down menu and click Save.  

Upgrade the client 

Druva occasionally releases updates to the Phoenix Backup Store that include bug-fixes, new features, and stability enhancements. You can use the options on the Phoenix Management Console to automatically update the client side binaries on the Phoenix Backup Store. Perform the following steps to upgrade the client:

  1. Log in to the Phoenix Management Console.
  2. From the top menu, select the organization where you have registered the Phoenix Backup Store.
    The Organization page appears. 
  3. On the Organization page, click Protect > Oracle on the top-menu. 
    The Oracle page appears. 
  4. Under the Phoenix Backup Stores tab, click on the Phoenix Backup Store name for which you want to upgrade the client side binaries. 
  5. On the Phoenix Backup Store page that appears, click More Actions > Upgrade Client.

The client side components on the Phoenix Backup Store are upgraded automatically. 

Disable the Phoenix Backup Store

If you do not want the Phoenix Backup Store to create snapshots of the Oracle RMAN backups stored on its backup mounts and upload them to the Phoenix Cloud, you can disable the Phoenix Backup Store. Perform the following steps to disable a Phoenix Backup Store:

  1. Log in to the Phoenix Management Console.
  2. From the top menu, select the organization where you have registered the Phoenix Backup Store.
    The Organization page appears. 
  3. On the Organization page, click Protect > Oracle on the top-menu. 
    The Oracle page appears. 
  4. Under the Phoenix Backup Stores tab, click on the Phoenix Backup Store name that you want to disable. 
  5. On the Phoenix Backup Store page that appears, click More Actions > Disable Store.

After a Phoenix Backup Store is disabled:

  • It completes the Phoenix backup jobs that are in-progress
  • No new backup jobs are run on the Phoenix Backup Store
  • You cannot restore databases to the Phoenix Backup Store
  • All the backup mounts on the Phoenix Backup Store are disabled

Re-register the Phoenix Backup Store

Re-register a Phoenix Backup Store to replace it with a new or if it gets disconnected. The Phoenix Backup Store can get disconnected from the Phoenix Cloud if:

  • A hardware refresh has been performed on the Phoenix Backup Store
  • A Phoenix Backup Store is replaced with a different server
  • A Phoenix Backup Store virtual machine is deleted from the vCenter host

For more information, see re-register a Phoenix Backup Store.

Delete the Phoenix Backup Store

If you want to delete the Phoenix Backup Store, delete all the backup mounts on it. Perform the following steps to delete the Phoenix Backup Store:

  1. Log in to the Phoenix Management Console.
  2. From the top menu, select the organization where you have registered the Phoenix Backup Store.
    The Organization page appears. 
  3. On the Organization page, click Protect > Oracle on the top-menu. 
    The Oracle page appears. 
  4. Under the Phoenix Backup Stores tab, select the Phoenix Backup Stores that you want to delete, and then click Delete

Enable the Phoenix Backup Store

Perform the following steps to enable a Phoenix Backup Store:

  1. Log in to the Phoenix Management Console.
  2. From the top menu, select the organization where you have registered the Phoenix Backup Store.
    The Organization page appears. 
  3. On the Organization page, click Protect > Oracle on the top-menu. 
    The Oracle page appears. 
  4. Under the Phoenix Backup Stores tab, click on the Phoenix Backup Store name that you want to disable. 
  5. On the Phoenix Backup Store page that appears, click More Actions > Enable Store.

The backup mounts are disabled after a Phoenix Backup Store is enabled. To restart the backups from the Phoenix Backup Store to the Phoenix Cloud, enable the backup mounts.  

Manage backup mounts on a Phoenix Backup Store 

You can perform the following actions on the backup mounts created on a Phoenix Backup Store:

Edit Retention

The retention settings on Phoenix specify the period for which a snapshot is retained on the Phoenix Cloud. For more information, see Retention. The retention setting is tied to a snapshot that the Phoenix Backup Store creates for the Oracle RMAN backups that Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) stores on the backup mount. Perform the following steps to edit the retention settings:

  1. Log in to the Phoenix Management Console.
  2. From the top menu, select the organization where you have registered the Phoenix Backup Store.
    The Organization page appears. 
  3. On the Organization page, click Protect > Oracle on the top-menu. 
    The Oracle page appears. 
  4. Click the name of the Phoenix Backup Store that hosts the backup mount for which you want to edit the retention setting. The Phoenix Backup Store page appears. The backup mounts hosted on the Phoenix Backup Store are listed in the page that appears. 
  5. Click More > Edit Retention on the backup mount that you want to edit. The Edit Retention dialog appears. 
  6. Provide the following details in the Edit Retention dialog:
    Field  Description

    Keep all snapshots for

    Duration in number of days, for which you want to retain all the daily snapshots.

    Keep weekly revisions for

    Specify the number of weeks for which you want to retain the latest weekly snapshot.

    Keep monthly revisions for

    Specify the number of months  for which you want to retain the latest monthly snapshot.

    Keep yearly revisions for

    Specify the number of years, for which you want to retain the latest yearly snapshot.

    Note: Ensure that you enter a value in at least one of the fields. Phoenix treats the values in the empty fields as zero.
  7. Click Save. Phoenix saves the updated retention settings. 

Edit IP Whitelist

The IP Whitelist is a list of IP addresses of RMAN hosts that can read from or write to a backup mount on the Phoenix Backup Store. For example, if you want an RMAN host to store Oracle RMAN backups on a backup mount, add its IP address to the whitelist. Similarly, if you restore a database from the Phoenix Cloud to the Phoenix Backup Store, add the IP address of the RMAN host that can use the downloaded Oracle RMAN backup to restore the database. Perform the following steps to edit the IP Whitelist:

  1. Log in to the Phoenix Management Console.
  2. From the top menu, select the organization where you have registered the Phoenix Backup Store.
    The Organization page appears. 
  3. On the Organization page, click Protect > Oracle on the top-menu. 
    The Oracle page appears. 
  4. Click the name of the Phoenix Backup Store that hosts the backup mount for which you want to edit the retention setting. The Phoenix Backup Store page appears. The backup mounts hosted on the Phoenix Backup Store are listed in the page that appears. 
  5. Click More > Edit IP Whitelist on the backup mount that you want to edit. The Edit IP Whitelist dialog appears. 
  6. Add the IP addresses of the RMAN hosts that can access the backup mount. To allow multiple IP addresses, either use a comma or a wildcard. For example, if you enter 192.0.*.*, all the servers with the IP addresses starting 192.0.0.0 through 192.0.255.255 can access the mount. If you want to allow servers with specific IP addresses to access the mount, enter the IP addresses using a comma. For example, you want two servers with IP addresses 192.0.2.0 and 198.51.100.1 to access the mount. To allow access to the mount, enter 192.0.2.0, 198.51.100.1
  7. Click Save

Edit Max Bandwidth

The Max Bandwidth specifies the internet connection bandwidth available to the Phoenix Backup Store that hosts the backup mount. You can restrict the Phoenix Backup Store to use a specified bandwidth to upload the snapshots of the Oracle RMAN backups that RMAN stores on the backup mount. Perform the following steps to edit the maximum bandwidth:

  1. Log in to the Phoenix Management Console.
  2. From the top menu, select the organization where you have registered the Phoenix Backup Store.
    The Organization page appears. 
  3. On the Organization page, click Protect > Oracle on the top-menu. 
    The Oracle page appears. 
  4. Click the name of the Phoenix Backup Store that hosts the backup mount for which you want to edit the retention setting. The Phoenix Backup Store page appears. The backup mounts hosted on the Phoenix Backup Store are listed in the page that appears. 
  5. Click More > Edit Max Bandwidth on the backup mount that you want to edit. The Edit Max Bandwidth dialog appears. 
  6. Provide the maximum bandwidth you want the Phoenix Backup Store to use and click Save

Enable a Backup Mount

If a  Phoenix Backup Store is unable to upload snapshots to the Phoenix Cloud for a while, the backup mount gets disabled. The RMAN can be used to restore data from the mount, however, it cannot write backup data to the mount.  You can enable the backup mount from the Phoenix Management Console after resolving the issue that stops the Phoenix Backup Store from uploading snapshots to the cloud. To enable a backup mount:

  1. Log in to the Phoenix Management Console.
  2. From the top menu, select the organization where you have registered the Phoenix Backup Store.
    The Organization page appears. 
  3. On the Organization page, click Protect > Oracle on the top-menu. 
    The Oracle page appears. 
  4. Click the name of the Phoenix Backup Store that hosts the backup mount for which you want to edit the retention setting. The Phoenix Backup Store page appears. The backup mounts hosted on the Phoenix Backup Store are listed in the page that appears. 
  5. Click More > Enable on the backup mount that you want to enable.

The backup mount is enabled, and RMAN can store backups on it. 

Delete

Delete a backup mount if you want to:

  • Stop RMAN from storing Oracle RMAN backups on the backup mount
  • Delete all snapshots uploaded to the Phoenix Cloud from backup mount

Perform the following steps to delete a backup mount:

  1. Log in to the Phoenix Management Console.
  2. From the top menu, select the organization where you have registered the Phoenix Backup Store.
    The Organization page appears. 
  3. On the Organization page, click Protect > Oracle on the top-menu. 
    The Oracle page appears. 
  4. Click the name of the Phoenix Backup Store that hosts the backup mount for which you want to edit the retention setting. The Phoenix Backup Store page appears. The backup mounts hosted on the Phoenix Backup Store are listed in the page that appears. 
  5. Click More > Delete.
  6. To confirm that you want to delete the backup mount, in the warning dialog that appears, click Yes

The backup and restore jobs running on the backup mount will be cancelled.