Recovering a shared-disk cluster after data is damaged

If a shared-disk cluster fails, you must perform a restore of affected dbspaces. The type of restore that you need to perform depends on whether critical data is damaged.

Critical data is damaged

If the primary server experiences a failure that damages the root dbspace, the dbspace that contains logical-log files, or the dbspace that contains the physical log, you must treat the failed database server as if it has no data on the disks. You must perform a full restore of the primary server. In this situation, the primary server and the SD secondary servers are offline.

To recover a shared-disk cluster after critical media failure:

  1. Perform a full restore of the primary server. Run one of the following commands, depending on whether the backup was performed with ON-Bar or the ontape utility:
    • onbar -r
    • ontape -r
    The primary server restarts after the restore is complete.
  2. Restart the SD secondary servers.
Alternatively, you can perform a cold restore of the critical dbspaces on the primary server, restart the SD secondary servers, and then perform a warm restore of non-critical dbspaces.

Critical data is not damaged

If a disk that does not contain critical media fails, you can restore the affected dbspaces with a warm restore. In this situation the primary server and the SD secondary servers are online.

To recover non-critical data in a shared-disk cluster:

  1. Shut down and restart the SD secondary servers.
  2. Perform a warm restore of the affected dbspaces. Run one of the following commands, depending on whether the backup was performed with ON-Bar or the ontape utility:
    • onbar -r with the names of the dbspaces to restore
    • ontape -r -D with the names of the dbspaces to restore

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