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Preface
SnapManager overview
◆“New functionality with SnapManager 5.1” on page2
How you use SnapManager
Terms and technologies
◆“backup set” on page9
◆“cluster group” on page9
How SnapManager for Microsoft SQL Server works
◆“System overview” on page14
How SnapManager works with other backup methods
Preparing to Install or Upgrade SnapManager
Preinstall or preupgrade procedure
Backing up system resources and data
Backing up system resources and data
Verifying Windows host system requirements
Before installation, keep in mind the following points:
Preparing a Windows host system for SnapManager installation
SnapManager license requirements
Authentication
Remote servers
Verifying storage system requirements
◆“Storage system requirements” on page33
Installing or Upgrading SnapManager
Installing SnapManager on a stand-alone Windows host system
◆“Modes of installing SnapManager” on page39
System configurations for SnapManager on a Windows cluster
Installing SnapManager and creating a new Windows cluster
Installing SnapManager in an existing Windows cluster
Upgrading to SnapManager5.1
◆“Pre-upgrade checklist” on page57
Uninstalling SnapManager
◆“Before you uninstall SnapManager” on page65
Reinstalling SnapManager
Reinstalling SnapManager
Migrating SnapManager to new hardware
Starting SnapManager for the first time after installation
◆“How to start SnapManager for the first time after installation” on page75
SnapManager creates a share for remote access to the Report directory
What to do next
Understanding the SnapManager GUI
SnapManager snap-in
Icons used in SnapManager
Icons used in SnapManager
Configuration and volume mount points
Preparing to Migrate SQL Server Databases
SQL Server configuration rules with SnapManager
◆“Maximum configurations supported by SnapManager” on page91
◆“SQL Server database configuration restrictions” on page92
◆“SQL Server database configurations to avoid” on page93
SQL Server configurations supported with SnapManager
Understanding NTFS volume mount points
◆“About NTFS volume mount points” on page103
◆“Volume mount point limitations” on page103
Understanding SnapManager support for volume mount points
Backup and recovery using volume mount point
◆“Perform backup and recovery using volume mount point” on page109
◆“Change backup management group with mounted volume” on page109
Developing your SnapManager data configuration plan
◆“Storage system volume sizing requirements” on page111
Using the SnapManager Configuration Wizard
How databases are stored on storage system volumes
Understanding the Configuration wizard
◆“What the Configuration Wizard does” on page124
◆“What the Configuration Wizard does not do” on page125
Understanding control-file based configuration
◆“About control-file” on page128
Migrating SQL Server databases to LUNs or VMDKs
Moving multiple SnapInfo directories to a single SnapInfo directory
Migrating SQL Server databases back to local disks
Understanding SnapManager Backup Sets
How SnapManager Backup works
◆“Types of backups SnapManager can perform” on page152
How SnapManager backup data is organized
◆“SnapManager backup sets” on page155
◆“SnapInfo directory” on page155
Types of backup operations performed using SnapManager
◆“Full database backup” on page162
How SnapManager checks database integrity in backup sets
◆“Ways that SnapManager uses SQL Server DBCC” on page166
Ways to manage the number of backup sets kept online
◆“Maximum number of databases per LUN or VMDK” on page171
◆“Automatic deletion of the oldest backups in a management group” on
◆Automatic deletion
When to run a SnapManager backup
◆“Backing up databases following data migration” on page174
◆“Best time to run a SnapManager backup” on page174
◆“Frequency of backups” on page174
Backing Up Databases Using SnapManager
◆“Backing Up Databases Using SnapManager” on page177
How SnapManager backup functions are accessed
◆“Backup and Verify” on page178
◆“SnapManager Backup wizard” on page178
Creating a full database backup using SnapManager
◆“Information you need to specify for a full database backup” on page180
Creating a transaction log backup using SnapManager
◆“Information you need to specify for a transaction log backup” on page194
What to do if a SnapManager backup operation fails
◆“SnapInfo directory being accessed” on page204
◆“SnapInfo directory out of space” on page204
◆“Data does not match” on page204
Performing database verification using SnapManager
◆“Information you need to specify for a database verification” on page207
Using backup management groups in backup and verification
◆“How a backup is assigned a backup management group” on page218
Explicitly deleting backup sets using SnapManager
◆“Understanding explicit deletion of backup sets” on page222
Restoring Databases Using SnapManager
SQL Server recovery models
SQL Server recovery models
Understanding SnapManager Restore
◆“Sources for a restore operation” on page232
How SnapManager Restore works
How SnapManager Restore works
Types of SnapManager restore operations
◆“Up-to-the-minute restore operation” on page238
Choosing the type of restore operation to perform
◆“Capabilities” on page241
◆“Requirements and limitations” on page241
Performing a restore operation
Performing a restore operation
Deleting restored Snapshot copies
Deleting restored Snapshot copies
Restoring replicated publisher and subscriber databases
Understanding Database cloning
Types of clone operations performed using SnapManager
Using VMDKs with SnapManager for SQL Server
Setting up VMDK support
◆“Creating a dedicated management server” on page268
◆“Creating a virtual machine” on page268
Backing up databases on VMDKs
Cloning databases on a VMDK
Performing disaster recovery of databases on VMDKs
Managing SnapManager Operational Reports
Understanding the SnapManager Reports option
Managing reports
Replicating Backups to Mirrored Volumes
Understanding SnapManager backups with SnapMirror updates
◆“What SnapMirror does” on page284
How SnapManager uses SnapMirror
How SnapManager uses SnapMirror
Integrity verification on the SnapMirror destination volume
Performing Disaster Recovery with SnapManager
Preparing for disaster recovery
◆“Guides you should read and have at hand” on page302
Backing up your SQL Server environment
◆“Backing up your Windows environment” on page305
◆“Backing up your SQL Server” on page305
Replicating your SQL Server environment
◆“Reason to replicate your SQL Server environment” on page307
◆“Example of a replicated site” on page307
Restoring your SQL Server environment
◆“SQL Server environment recovery processes” on page309
◆“Rules and guidelines for disaster recovery” on page309
Recovering SQL Server databases using SnapMirror
◆“Preparing for disaster recovery using mirrored volumes” on page312
◆“Procedure overview” on page312
Recovering SQL Server databases using archives
◆“System prerequisites” on page320
◆“Information needed” on page320
Recovering a failed SQL Server computer
Recovering both a failed storage system and a failed SQL Server computer
Restoring databases from other SQL Server backups
◆“Restoring from other SQL Server backups using SnapManager Restore” on
◆“Restoring from other SQL Server backups using the SnapManager Restore
Restoring system databases from SnapManager backup sets
◆“Prerequisites for restoring system databases” on page338
◆“Procedures for restoring system databases” on page338
Understanding SnapManager backup set archival
◆“Why organizations archive data” on page342
◆“Importance of archiving a complete backup set” on page342
Choosing the best way to archive
Choosing the best way to archive
Archiving SnapManager backups using NDMP or dump
◆“About this method” on page345
Archiving SnapManager backups using a Windows backup utility
◆“About this method” on page348
Archiving using Windows backup utility
Run Command operation
Dataset and SnapVault Integration
Understanding dataset and SnapVault integration
◆“Why dataset and SnapVault integration is required” on page354
Integrating dataset and SnapVault to SnapManager
Configuring datasets
◆“About dataset configuration” on page359
◆“About protection policies” on page359
Running a script from a UNC path on a Windows Server 2003 system
Scheduling a backup job or a database verification job
◆“Choosing a schedule service” on page372
SnapManager Command-Line Reference
Guidelines for using the command-line utility
new-backup
verify-backup
restore-backup
clone-database
clone-backup
delete-clone
Import-config
Export-config
Configuring SnapManager Application Settings
Overview of SnapManager application settings
Connecting to an SQL Server instance
◆“About the ‘Add Servers to be Managed’ option” on page442
◆“About SQL Server authentication” on page442
Database integrity verification options
◆“Selecting the database verification server” on page445
SnapManager backup options
◆“Configuring the profile of a full database backup” on page451
SnapManager restore options
◆“Understanding the restore options” on page454
Understanding the restore options
Pre-command and post-command script settings
Enabling or disabling database migration back to local disks
SnapManager report directory options
◆“Default report directory” on page471
◆“Reasons to change the report directory” on page471
Event notification options
◆“Understanding SnapManager event notification options” on page473
Configuring Post-Restore Database Recovery
Understanding post restore database recovery states
Specifying the post restore state of databases
◆“Specifying database recovery state from SnapManager Restore” on
Managing fractional space reservation
About fractional space reservation
What can happen with a fractional space-reserved volume
Fractional space reservation policies manage SQL Server data
About the default fractional space reservation policy
Viewing fractional space reservation status
Configuring fractional space reservation policies
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