Delphix replication and push button cloud migration

April 22nd, 2016

Someone just asked on the Delphix Forums whether they could test Delphix replication with the free version of Delphix called Delphix Express.

I’d never tried, so I sat down to try and was amazed at how easy it was.

One of the coolest things about Delphix replication is that it makes it super easy to migrate to the cloud and also to fall back to in house if need be.  For cloud migration, I just set up a Delphix engine in house and one in a cloud, for example Amazon EC2. Then I just give the in house engine the  credentials to replicate to the engine in the cloud. The replication can been compressed and encrypted. The replication is active/active so I can use either or both engines.  (stay tuned for a Delphix Express .ami file that we plan to release. Currently Delphix enterprise is supplied as an ami for AWS/EC2 but not Delphix Express though you could use the .ova to set up Delphix Express in AWS/EC2)

Setup

I created two Delphix Express installations.

On one engine, the source engine, (http://172.16.103.16/)  I linked to an Oracle 11.1.0.7 database on Solaris Sparc called “yesky”.

On that same engine I went to the menu “system” and chose “replication”

Screen Shot 2016-04-22 at 12.28.25 PM

 

That brought me to the configuration page

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where I filled out

  1. Replica Profile name – any name
  2. Description – any description
  3. Target Engine – in my case I used the IP address of the engine to receive the replicaiton
  4. User Name – login name to the target engine
  5. Password – password for the login to the target engine
  6. Enabled – check this to make replication run automatically on a schedule
  7. Every – set the schedule to every 15 minutes for my test

Then I clicked “Create Profile” in the bottom right.

And within a few minutes the replicated version was available on my replication target engine (172.16.100.92). On the target I choose from the Databases pulldown menu “DelphixExpress” and there is my “yesky” source replicated from my source Delphix Express engine.

Screen Shot 2016-04-22 at 12.20.56 PM

 

Now I have two Delphix engines where engine 1 is replicating to engine 2. Both engines are active active so I can use the second engine for other work and/or actually cloning the Oracle datasource replicated from engine 1 (“yesky”).

Next Steps

Try it out  yourself with our free version of Delphix called Delphix Express.

 


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