Replication software

itubaf
itubaf used Ask the Experts™
on
Dear Experts,

i recently ordered Sun serevrs for my network and i will be using Solaris 10.
i want to replicate my DB, i am looking for a good replicattion software for Host---Host replication ( i dont want cluster), any sugegstion would be great Help.


Comment
Watch Question

Do more with

Expert Office
EXPERT OFFICE® is a registered trademark of EXPERTS EXCHANGE®
Sikhumbuzo NtsadaIT Administration

Commented:
Here are some of the good ones I know;

Sun StorageTek Availability Suite 4 and Sun StorEdge Availability Suite 3.2.1.

http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E19787-01/820-7358/gbhpi/index.html

Author

Commented:
thank you Santasi24,
Sun ST H/A solution is very expensive + Complicated + Difficult to manage.

i was planning Veritas but still not yet finalize, so you know any other ???
Syed_M_UsmanSystem Administrator
Top Expert 2011

Commented:
hello itubaf,

you should consider Veritas Syorage Foundation and Volume Replicator ( as you mention you are having Sun Storage in your other question "Server Hardware")

Veritas solution will be cheap, 24x7 support, but still the solution will be complicated. i am not sure but i think Veritas will have GUI interface for Solaris.

may i know what type of relication you are planning, i mean Volume Base? Bit Levevl? Block Level?, have you consider bandwidth issues as well???
11/26 Forrester Webinar: Savings for Enterprise

How can your organization benefit from savings just by replacing your legacy backup solutions with Acronis' #CyberProtection? Join Forrester's Joe Branca and Ryan Davis from Acronis live as they explain how you can too.

Sikhumbuzo NtsadaIT Administration

Commented:
No

Author

Commented:
@Syed

i just spoke to my Sun vendor he is saying the solution will be very expensive and i may need to buy license base on per processor, which will be very expensive (8 cores)  in my case as I am planning to use replication software for my application.

i dont know what type of replication i should go for, H/A site will be connected VIA Fiber.

Is asynchronous replication good enough ? If yes, have a look at the Solaris ZFS filesystem. It allows snapshotting and volume replication (block based).

If you do some clever scripting, you can create database consistent snapshots that can be replicated to the other machine.

Commented:
If you use Oracle you can build Data Guard...

Author

Commented:
@robocat, could you please explain little Solaris ZFS file system,  asynchronous  will be more than enough. if you can provide me any link or documentation, it would be really great help.

i am not using Oracle ad DB, my DB will be jbase.

ZFS is part of Solaris 10 and replaces the UFS filesystem.

Here's the documentation

http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E18752_01/html/819-5461/index.html

This is the specific section about snapshots and replication (=sending & receiving snapshots):

http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E18752_01/html/819-5461/gavvx.html

if you want to find examples and quick start guides, google for keywords:
ZFS replication

Author

Commented:
Thank you

Do more with

Expert Office
Submit tech questions to Ask the Experts™ at any time to receive solutions, advice, and new ideas from leading industry professionals.

Start 7-Day Free Trial