A Step-by-Step Configuration Guide for Disaster Recovery

  • by Muhammad Abdul Jamil, SAP BASIS Consultant, Orient Group of Companies
  • November 14, 2014
Follow these steps outlined by Muhammad Abdul Jamil to configure a disaster recovery server in the form of a standby database of the SAP production server in your SAP landscape. You then can go to the standby database if your primary database goes down.
Learning Objectives

Reading this article you will learn:

  • How to use disaster recovery/Data Guard to achieve a highly available Oracle database
  • In this article one node allows the online migration of databases in the form of archive logs and their sessions for scheduled maintenance. 
Key Concept
When companies buy SAP ERP with Oracle they can download Oracle from service.sap.com and use a utility called Data Guard. With the help of this software/utility you can create a standby database to use in case your production system goes down.
If your primary server goes down for any reason then live business is definitely disturbed because of the unavailability of the production server. If you want to avoid this issue, then you need a proper disaster recovery plan.

I show how to configure such a disaster recovery plan. In my scenario, the primary database instance is located on the first host, which is the production server. Its database is in open mode and fully available for all SAP users. The standby database instance on the second host is in mount mode and data is moved constantly to it from the primary instance.

Muhammad Abdul Jamil

Muhammad Abdul Jamil is an SAP Basis Administrator at the Orient Group of Companies. He has more than four years of SAP Basis experience. He has a degree in computer science and has worked in industries such as Beverages, Home Appliances, Food, and Chemicals. Previously, he worked at Siemens Pakistan Consulting and he completed four SAP projects (E2E) as a SAP technical (Basis) consultant at Siemens Pakistan Consulting.

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