Softek AdvancedCopy Manager Operator's Guide
Preface ++ Purpose
This manual describes the operations on Softek AdvancedCopy Manager.
++ Intended Readers
This manual is intended for a system administrator who performs storage management using Softek AdvancedCopy Manager.
This manual has the following chapters:
+ Chapter 1 Overview of Softek AdvancedCopy Manager
This chapter describes the overview of Softek AdvancedCopy Manager.
+ Chapter 2 Starting and Stopping a Daemons
This section describes starting and stopping a daemons provided by Softek AdvancedCopy Manager.
+ Chapter 3 Security Operation Using Authentication Feature
This chapter describes the security operation on Softek AdvancedCopy Manager.
+ Chapter 4 Backup Operation
This chapter describes the backup operation.
+ Chapter 5 Backup Operation in the SP Series
This chapter describes the backup operation in the SP series.
+ Chapter 6 Replication Operation
This chapter describes the replication operation.
+ Chapter 7 Operation Maintenance
This chapter describes maintaining a database, performing troubleshooting, and other maintenance methods in the operation.
+ Chapter 8 Commands
This chapter describes commands.
+ Chapter 9 Notes on Operations
This chapter describes notes on the operations.
+ Appendix A Preprocessing and Postprocessing of Backup and Restoration
This appendix describes shell scripts used for preprocessing and postprocessing for backup and restoration.
+ Appendix B Replication Scripts
This appendix describes replication scripts used by Softek AdvancedCopy Manager.
The following shows the manual system of Softek AdvancedCopy Manager. Softek AdvancedCopy Manager Installation Guide
Describes installing Softek AdvancedCopy Manager. Softek AdvancedCopy Manager Operator's Guide (This Manual)
Describes operating Softek AdvancedCopy Manager. Softek AdvancedCopy Manager User's Guide
Describes operating the Web-GUI on Softek AdvancedCopy Manager. Softek AdvancedCopy Manager Messages
Describes messages output by Softek AdvancedCopy Manager and action required for them. Softek AdvancedCopy Manager Operator's Guide for cluster environment
This manual explains the installation, customization, and operation of Softek AdvancedCopy Manager when it is used in a cluster system.
You are recommended to read this manual first to have overall understanding before reading other manuals.
Microsoft(R) Windows NT(R) Server network operating system Version 4.0 and Microsoft(R) Windows NT(R) Workstation operating system Version 4.0 are abbreviated as WindowsNT.
Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 95 operating system is abbreviated as Windows95. Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 98 operating system is abbreviated as Windows98. Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 2000 Professional, Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 2000 Server, and Microsoft(R)
Windows(R) 2000 Advanced Server are abbreviated as Windows2000. Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Millennium Edition is abbreviated as Windows Me. Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Professional and Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Home Edition are abbreviated as
Windows XP. Solaris (TM) Operating Environment is referred to as Solaris OE. Manager of Softek AdvancedCopy Manager is abbreviated as Manager of AdvancedCopy Manager. Agent of Softek AdvancedCopy Manager is abbreviated as Agent of AdvancedCopy Manager. ++ Trademarks
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Chapter 1 Overview of Softek AdvancedCopy Manager This chapter describes the overview of Softek AdvancedCopy Manager.
1.1 What is Softek AdvancedCopy Manager? Softek AdvancedCopy Manager is a product that realizes storage management in an open system and provides the following solutions.
1.1.1 High-speed backup (24-hour basis) A hardware function [Advanced Copy Function (OPC,EC)] of Fujitsu's disk array units (ETERNUS/GR Series) is used to back up data fast. The advanced copy function, being a fast data copy function independent of a data size, can always maintain fixed backup time even if the data to be backed up increases. Thus, the backup time does not increase even if the data amount increases.
This function can drastically reduce the time in which work must be stopped to perform backup.
Thereby, the time that work is interrupted for backup is still significantly reduced.
In addition, operations management can be used as a remote copy function for remote sites to create remote copies between Fujitsu disk array units on a SAN-WAN-SAN connection. Remote copying can also provide a disaster recovery solution because disk arrays containing backup data can be stored in an earthquake-resistant location.
1.1.2 High-speed replication The hardware function (advanced copy function [OPC/EC]) of the Fujitsu disk array unit (ETERNUS/GR Series) enables data to be used for purposes other than the original purpose and replicated data (copy) to be collected as a protection against data corruption.
If recovery from a disaster is necessary, replication (copying) can be performed for disk array units located at a remote site that has an SAN environment.
1.2 Product Configuration of Softek AdvancedCopy Manager 1.2.1 Function system HP-UX version Softek AdvancedCopy Manager consists of the following functions:
[Table 1.1 Functions]
Function name Description
HP-UX version Agent of Softek AdvancedCopy Manager
Operates on the Storage management server, and two or more Storage servers are managed. Backup management and replication management are performed.
This product is used combining the manager of Softek AdvancedCopy Manager of the Solaris OE version, the Windows version, or the Linux version.
This product, which is included as a component of the SP5000 Basic Package, enables integrated backup in
the SP series. For more information on the SP series, see the Storage Management Processor Operator's Manual.
The Softek AdvancedCopy Manager server type depends on the operating environment. Storage server
The Storage server is a server which executes the backup business and the replication business that AdvancedCopy Manager offers. The Agent of softek AdvancedCopy Manager is introduced into the Storage server. However, only when the Storage server is one, the Manager of Softek AdvancedCopy Manager is introduced on the system.
Storage management server The Storage management server manages the Storage servers and only one Storage management server can be set in the system. The Manager of softek AdvancedCopy Manager is introduced into the Storage management server.
Three operating environment forms shown below can be built with the number of the Storage servers which can be used by operating of Softek AdvancedCopy Manager. When only one Storage server is set
In this operating environment, only Manager of AdvancedCopy Manager needs to be installed (Manager of AdvancedCopy Manager includes the Agent functions of AdvancedCopy Manager).
[Figure 1.1 When only one Storage server is set]
When two or more Storage servers are set
When two or more AdvancedCopy Manager servers are available, set only one of them up as the Storage management server or set up a new server with no disk drive connected as the Storage management server. Each operation environment is explained below.
a. When the Storage server is operated as a Storage management server One of the servers functions as a Storage management server. The Storage management server has a repository where the information on operating and management of all Storage servers is stored. When many Storage servers exist, all of them compete for accesses to the repository. This will affect other applications running on to the same server. Therefore, the Storage management server should be considered as a dedicated server. When a special Storage management server cannot be prepared with the system configuration, becomes an operation form shown in Figure 1.2. ( One Storage management server and others become a Storage server.)
[Figure 1.2 When the Storage server is operated as a Storage management server ]
a. Setting up the special Storage management server This setup composes of two or more Storage servers with a dedicated Storage management server.
[Figure 1.3 When a special Storage server is a Storage management server ]
1.2.2 System configuration The system configuration of Softek AdvancedCopy Manager is shown below.
[Figure 1.4 System configuration used when the storage management server runs on WindowsNT/2000]
[Figure 1.5 Syste