Disaster Recovery for BusinessObjects with 360Suite

Symptom

How to set up a Backup and Disaster Recovery strategy with 360Plus.


Environment

  • 360Plus
  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.1
  • SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence 4.2


Resolution

These are the 3 scenarios for a Disaster Recovery (DR) strategy with 360Plus. You will install 360Plus and configure your Disaster Recovery strategy based on your specific configuration.

Scenario #1

You can reach both BOBJ servers on the ports used by the SDK from the server where the 360WP application is => You can use a single 360WP application that will log on to both servers.

Scenario #2

You can't reach both BOBJ servers from the 360WP server but there's a network drive that's accessible from both BOBJ server => You have to install the 360WP application on both servers, or on two dedicated servers that each have access to their respective BOBJ server, and use a common network drive to store the backup repository.




Scenario #3

No accessibility whatsoever => You have to install the 360WP application on both servers, or on two dedicated servers that each have access to their respective BOBJ server, and copy the backup repository of the first application to the other one.

Installation and Configuration
  1. Install and configure 360Plus for your Source (production) environment.
  2. Install and configure a DR environment running the same SAP BusinessObjects version as the source (production) environment.
  3. Install 360Suite in the DR environment and configure 360Plus backup repository.
            o   Scenario #1: This is not needed since 360Plus is already installed on the Source environment and will be shared with the DR environment.
            o   Scenario #2: on DR site to point to the same backup location as the source backup.
            o   Scenario #3:  Copy Backup directory from Source backup location to Target backup location. The Backup will include the PLUS directory        and all subdirectories and files. This can be automated with server file copy solutions.

Backup

 Follow these instructions to backup all content in your Source CMS.

1.     From 360Suite, log into your Source CMS.

2.     Select the menu and select Tasks > Backup Tasks in the side menu, then click on the "New Task" button.

    3.     Give the task a Title and click Next.

    4.     Set the task Frequency, recommended daily, after regular business hours if possible. 

    5.     Select Backup Kinds for content to backup

6.     Specify the General options and options for content. (More detail for these settings can be found in 360Plus User Guide).

            

7.     Click Next, Confirmation: click Add.

    8.   The backup task should run on a recurring schedule. Once you have a full backup on your source environment, schedule the Restore / Rollback tasks to restore to the DR site.

Restore / Rollback

Initial Synchronization

        1.      From 360Suite, log into your Target (DR) CMS.

 2.     Select the menu and select Tasks > Rollback Tasks in the side menu, then click on the "New Task" button.

 3.     Give the task a Title and click Next.

 4.     Set the task Frequency, recommended once, for the initial synchronization, after the full backup task has completed.

 5.     Options:

a.     Set the “Restore backups created within the past” 0 to <number of days> where number of days is how many days you have been running 360Plus backups. The example below is 60 days. 

      

a.    Check Replication from another environment

                  b.  Source cluster: Select source CMS. The CMS will appear in the list if you have configured the DR 360Plus to point to the same backup location as the Source CMS. (Scenario #1 and Scenario #2). If the Source and DR servers do not have connectivity (Scenario #3) you will need to copy the 360Plus backup directory from the Source to the DR. See Installation and Configuration section above.

6.     Advanced Options: by default all content is selected. Uncheck any content you don’t want replicated to the Target CMS.

    7.     Click Next

    8.     Notifications and Trigger Events: select if needed, click Next

    9.     Confirmation: Click Add

Recurring Synchronization, after initial sync

       1.     From 360Suite, log into your Target (DR) CMS.

 2.     Select the menu and select Tasks > Rollback Tasks in the side menu, then click on the "New Task" button.

 3.     Give the task a Title and click Next.

 4.     Set the task Frequency, recommended daily, after the backup task has completed.

 5.     Options:

a.     Set the Restore backups created within the past x to y days.

b.     This setting will depend on how frequently you are running the Restore task; 0-1 for a daily task, 0-7 for a weekly task, etc.

c.     The y number in the time frame (x-y) should match the number of days between two executions of your rollback task.



  a.     Check Replication from another environment
  b.     Source cluster: select the source CMS

              6.     Advanced Options: all content is selected, by default. Uncheck any content you don’t want replicated to the Target CMS.

    7.     Click Next

    8.     Notifications and Trigger Events: set up if desired, click Next

    9.     Confirmation: Click Add

Keywords

360suite, Disaster Recovery, DR, Backup, Restore

Product

Product or Product version

  • 360Plus Web Platform

Languages

  • English US
  • English UK
  • French

 



Last updated about 4 years ago