This weekend ( 20 – 22 February 2015) I am involved in a big Data migration of app 900K Customers and load of data into environments that i have set up as Single Instances under control of the Grid Infra structure in 188.8.131.52 on Red Hat Linux. As always during such big operations there is a need to have a fall-back plan for when all will break. Since I have the luxury that we Can use EMC clone technology a fall-back scenario have been set up where during the week EMC storage Clones have been setup for the databases in scope. These clones are permanent syncing with the Source databases on the machines at the moment.
This Friday the application will be stopped, After feedback from Application team I will have to stop the databases via the cluster (GI). As always as prep , started to make notes which i will share / elaborate here to do stop – start – checks of those Databases..
All my databases have been registered in the GI( Grid Infra) as an application resource since I was not allowed to use RAC or Rac one during setup of these environments. Yet I had to offer a higher availability that is why i implemented a poor-mans-rac where a Database becomes a resource in the cluster , that is capable of failing over to another ( specific and specified Node in the cluster).
In the end when i had my setup in place , the information in the cluster looks pretty much like this:
### status in detail
/opt/crs/product/11203/crs/bin/crsctl status resource app.mydb1.db -p
DESCRIPTION=Resource mydb1 DB
START_DEPENDENCIES=hard(ora.MYDB1_DATA.dg,ora.MYDB1_FRA.dg,ora.MYDB1_REDO.dg) weak(type:ora.listener.type,global:type:ora.scan_listener.type,uniform:ora.ons,global:ora.gns) pullup(ora.MYDB1_DATA.dg,ora.MYDB1_FRA.dg,ora.MYDB1_REDO.dg)
As you can see i have set up the dependencies with the disk groups ( start_ and stop_) i have set up placement to be restricted ( so the db can only start on restricted number of nodes ( which i defined in hosting_members).
This evening action plan will involve:
### Checking my resources for status and where they are running at moment. So i know where they are when i start my actions . PS the -C 3 is a nice option to show some extra lines in Linux level about the resource.
/opt/crs/product/11203/crs/bin/crsctl status resource -t|grep app -C 3
1 ONLINE ONLINE mysrvr05hr
1 ONLINE ONLINE mysrvr04hr
1 ONLINE ONLINE mysrvr02hr
### checking status on a high level .
/opt/crs/product/11203/crs/bin/crsctl status resource app.mydb1.db
/opt/crs/product/11203/crs/bin/crsctl status resource app.mydb2.db
/opt/crs/product/11203/crs/bin/crsctl status resource app.mydb3.db
In order to enable my colleagues to do the EMC split properly the application will be stopped. Once i have my Go after that i will stop the databases using GI commands:
### stopping resources:
/opt/crs/product/11203/crs/bin/crsctl stop resource app.mydb1.db
/opt/crs/product/11203/crs/bin/crsctl stop resource app.mydb2.db
/opt/crs/product/11203/crs/bin/crsctl stop resource app.mydb3.db
Once my storage colleague has finished the EMC split ( this should take only minutes because the databases have been in sync mode with the production all week, i will put some databases in noarchivelog mode manually to be faster in doing Datapump loads. After shutting down the databases again I will start them again using the GI command:
### starting resources:
/opt/crs/product/11203/crs/bin/crsctl start resource app.mydb1.db
/opt/crs/product/11203/crs/bin/crsctl start resource app.mydb2.db
/opt/crs/product/11203/crs/bin/crsctl start resource app.mydb3.db
##- Relocate if needed
– server mysrvr05hr :
– crsctl relocate resource app.mydb1.db
– server mysrvr04hr :
– crsctl relocate resource app.mydb2.db
## Alternatively :
– server mysrvr05hr:
– crsctl relocate resource app.mydb1.db -n mysrvr04hr
– server mysrvr04hr:
– crsctl relocate resource app.mydb2.db -n mysrvr05hr
On Saturday will stop the databases that are in noarchivelog mode again via the cluster and put them back to archivelog mode. After that i have scheduled a level 0 Backup with rman.