Feeds

Oracle RMAN straps on rocket, hands admins launch button

Data Domain Boost cuts bandwidth by stonking 99%

Security for virtualized datacentres

Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) has been integrated with Data Domain Boost by EMC, which claims it ramps up backup performance by up to 50 per cent and cuts LAN bandwidth requirements by up to 99 per cent.

Oracle database admins (DBAs) can now use their familiar RMAN tool to directly manage Data Domain backup systems and accelerate backups of Oracle databases while storing them more efficiently because of Data Domain's deduplication.

The Boost bit of the announcement refers to Data Domain's product sharing the deduplication processing burden between the target Data Domain box and the system creating the backup data stream, the application server running Oracle's native backup and recovery utility.

RMAN can also be used to directly control Data Domain replication and provides full catalogue consistency.

The idea of cutting LAN requirements by up to 99 per cent is ... well, what would you think about your LAN bandwidth provision if 99 per cent of its traffic due to one application could be removed? Would you say "Amazing!" or "Crikey, jolly well done, sir," or think bemusedly how incredibly inefficient the previous process was?

EMC tells us most DBAs "prefer using Oracle RMAN for direct control of database backup and recovery". It claims the Data Domain Boost integration makes such backup and recovery faster and more efficient, lowering the load on the Oracle server by 20 to 40 per cent. Previously the DBAs would have had to use a slower and indirect NFS interface to back up Oracle databases onto a Data Domain box. ®

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
Docker's app containers are coming to Windows Server, says Microsoft
MS chases app deployment speeds already enjoyed by Linux devs
IBM storage revenues sink: 'We are disappointed,' says CEO
Time to put the storage biz up for sale?
'Hmm, why CAN'T I run a water pipe through that rack of media servers?'
Leaving Las Vegas for Armenia kludging and Dubai dune bashing
Facebook slurps 'paste sites' for STOLEN passwords, sprinkles on hash and salt
Zuck's ad empire DOESN'T see details in plain text. Phew!
Windows 10: Forget Cloudobile, put Security and Privacy First
But - dammit - It would be insane to say 'don't collect, because NSA'
Symantec backs out of Backup Exec: Plans to can appliance in Jan
Will still provide support to existing customers
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.