Steps to install IBM Tivoli Data Protection for ERP (SAP) for Oracle - Video Tutorial


Tivoli Data Protection (TDP) for ERP (SAP) for Oracle should be installed on all your SAP landscape systems, i.e on Production, Development and Quality systems etc. Before installing Tivoli Data Protection (TDP) for SAP for Oracle V6.3 you have to make sure that you planned the SAP databases backup strategy according to your Service Level Agreement (SLA), Recovery Time Objective (RTO), Recovery Point Objective (RPO). You should also make sure that the below prerequisites are met.

Prerequisites for installing Tivoli Data Protection (TDP) for SAP for Oracle

  • Data Protection for SAP for Oracle must be installed on all SAP database servers and verify that the prerequisites for Data Protection for SAP for Oracle V6.3 are met.
  • (Optional) Install the Administration Assistant function for Data Protection for SAP prior to installing Data Protection for SAP.
  • Define and configure a Domain, Policy-set, and management class retention settings on TSM Server which will be used for SAP Database backup and archive-log backups retention.These management class names should be required during installation phase.
  • Install and configure Tivoli Storage Manager Backup-Archive Client & Tivoli Storage Manager API Client. 
  • Register a TDP node which will be used for the SAP database backup

             register node tdp_sap passwd domain=sapdom maxnummp=8
  • If you want to use LANFREE backup, install & configure TSM Storage Agent on the SAP Systems. Make sure all the tape drives are visible from SAP System.

How to install TDP for SAP for ERP for Oracle on UNIX or Linux Servers

Watch the below video for the installation steps on HP-UX server, installation process is similar on all the platforms. You should have X-manager client installed on your system to use the installation GUI wizard. TDP for SAP for ERP executable name will be in the format of
version-TIV-TSMERPORA-platform

When the file is launched, Tivoli Storage Manager for ERP guides you through the installation procedure. Read the descriptions carefully and follow the guidelines that are displayed on the panels.

Also Read: TDPO installation & Configuration Steps

You have to decide before the installation process which utility you want to use for taking backup of SAP databases, the available option are either by using BACKINT utility or RMAN utility. The installation process is different for these two backup strategies.

SAP database backup using BACKINT utility
If you want to use BACKINT utility to take the SAP database backup follow these below steps during installation
  • Log in as the root user on the SAP database server machine.
  • Verify that the DISPLAY variable is set to view the installation prompts through a graphical X-Window.
  • Invoke the appropriate Tivoli Storage Manager for ERP installation file for your operating system and your Oracle database.
  • Select option NO when Oracle RMAN interface during the installation process and follow these below steps.
  • If the Oracle RMAN interface was not selected during the installation process, create these links
                  Go to  $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/lib directory
                  ln -s /usr/tivoli/tsm/tdp_r3/ora64/libtdp_r3.ext   /usr/lib/libobk.ext
                  ln -s /usr/lib/libobk.ext   $ORACLE_HOME/lib/libobk.ext
  • View the summary in the last page of the installation wizard. The Tivoli Storage Manager for ERP installation path is displayed in the summary where the installation log file (log.txt) is located.
  • These modifications are automatically performed to your system during installation -- An entry is created in /etc/inittab that automatically starts the "ProLE daemon.on UNIX systems. If upstart is configured, /etc/init/prole_db2.conf is created and upstart starts the "ProLE" daemon. An entry is created in /etc/services for internal communication.
  • These files are installed in the Tivoli Storage Manager for ERP installation directory:
backint
prole
createinfo
backfm
initSID.bki
libtdp_r3.ext
archive.ksh
backup.ksh
crontab.sample
dsm.opt
dsm.sys
gensortfile.sh
SanFSsetupFS.sh (AIX only)
inclexcl.list
README
README_TSMERPversionlanguage.html
TIPHINTS
agent.lic
  • These Tivoli Storage Manager for ERP configuration files are installed in the SAP directory (typically, /oracle/SID/dbs):
initSID.utl
initSID.bki
agent.lic (copy of file in installation directory)
  • The EN_US folder is created, which contains the message catalog file tsmerp.cat.
  • The _uninst folder is also created, which contains additional files if you need to uninstall.

SAP database backup using RMAN utility
If you want to use RMAN utility to take the SAP database backup follow these below steps.
  • Log in as the root user on the SAP database server machine.
  • Configure the Tivoli Storage Manager backup-archive client on your SAP database server for Oracle RMAN interface.
  • Verify that the DISPLAY variable is set to view the installation prompts through a graphical X-Window.
  • Invoke the appropriate Tivoli Storage Manager for ERP installation file for your operating system and your Oracle database.
  • Select option YES when Oracle RMAN interface during the installation process and follow these below steps.
  • Determine the Tivoli Storage Manager for ERP password method which you want to use for communicating with Tivoli Storage Manager (No password required OR Manual password handling).
  • Make sure /usr/lib is specified in the library path environment of your system.
  • Customize the SAP backup profile initSID.sap to use RMAN by adding this text:
                                   backup_dev_type=rman_util
                         rman_parms="ENV=(XINT_PROFILE=path/initSID.utl,
                                                                   PROLE_PORT=portnumber,&BR_INFO)"
  • If Tivoli Storage Manager for ERP is not installed in the default path and backups are done by using Oracle RMAN, then the environment variable XINT_NLS_CATALOG_PATH must be added to the parameter rman_pars in the initSID.sap file. The value of XINT_NLS_CATALOG_PATH must be set to the new customized install path, otherwise the message catalog will not be found.
  • View the summary in the last page of the installation wizard. The Tivoli Storage Manager for ERP installation path is displayed in the summary where the installation log file (log.txt) is located.
  • These files are installed in the Tivoli Storage Manager for ERP installation directory:
backint
prole
createinfo
backfm
initSID.bki
libtdp_r3.ext
archive.ksh
backup.ksh
crontab.sample
dsm.opt
dsm.sys
gensortfile.sh
SanFSsetupFS.sh (AIX only)
inclexcl.list
README
README_TSMERPversionlanguage.html
TIPHINTS
agent.lic
  • These Tivoli Storage Manager for ERP configuration files are installed in the SAP directory (typically, /oracle/SID/dbs):
              initSID.utl
              initSID.bki
              agent.lic (copy of file in installation directory)
  • The EN_US folder is created, which contains the message catalog file tsmerp.cat.
  • The _uninst folder is also created, which contains additional files.
 IBM TDP for SAP for Oracle default installation directories
  • In AIX   /usr/tivoli/tsm/tdp_r3/ora64
  • In Unix & Linux    /opt/tivoli/tsm/tdp_r3/ora64
  • In windows   C:\program files\tivoli/tsm/tdp_r3/ora64
IBM TDP for SAP for Oracle Important Configuration Directories
  • SAP_CFG_FILE=  /oracle/SID/dbs
  • SAP_BR_TOOL=  /usr/sap/SID/SYS/exe/run
IBM TDP for SAP for Oracle Important Configuration files
dsm.opt
dsm.sys
initSID.utl
initSID.sap
initSID.bki
agent.lic

How to uninstall IBM TDP for SAP for Oracle completely

If you want to uninstall and reinstall for some reason, follow these below steps. It is recommended to uninstall by using this method to completely remove all its packages.
  • Log in on the SAPÆ database server machine as root user.
  • Make sure that the DISPLAY variable is set correctly as the uninstall procedure requires a graphical X-Window.
  • Launch the uninstall executable file and follow the instructions of the uninstall procedure. The uninstall executable file is located in one of the following directories:

AIX 64-bit:
Go to  /usr/tivoli/tsm/tdp_r3/ora64/Uninstall_TIV-TSMERPORA directory and run Uninstall_TIV-TSMERPORA

Other UNIX 64-bit or Linux 64-bit:
Go to    /opt/tivoli/tsm/tdp_r3/ora64/Uninstall_TIV-TSMERPORA directory and run Uninstall_TIV-TSMERPORA

How to upgrade Data Protection for SAP for Oracle V5.5 to V6.3

  • Make sure that the requirements for the new version of Data Protection for SAP are met.
  • It is recommended to take a full backup of the SAP database should be performed before upgrading to the new version.
  • Uninstall the old version as explained above.
  • Install the new version of Data Protection for SAP as described above.
  • A full backup should be performed after upgrading to the new version




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