Creating an effective and complete data protection solution can be a daunting undertaking for many organizations. The number one priority should be obvious: the successful and timely recovery of business-critical application and platform data. However, achieving efficient data protection storage management to meet various internal and external mandates is also important. Because of the many moving parts, seamless integration of multiple disciplines is critical in creating a data protection environment. In fact, according to the ESG research report, Data Protection Personas and Methods, more than half of the organizations surveyed report that they now utilize workload owners such as database administrators for daily data protection activities for their respective resources.
The Solution: NetBackup Copilot for Oracle
NetBackup Copilot for Oracle is an efficient, feature-rich solution for database protection. It integrates components of the NetBackup application, Oracle Recovery Manager, and the NetBackup appliance to manage database backups. As shown in Figure 1, Copilot uses a slice of the NetBackup appliance integrated storage pool to present a snapshot capable NFS share to an Oracle database server as a backup target.