Monday, December 30, 2013

Rebuilding the Oracle VM manager repository

When you are using the Oracle VM Manager you will need a database to be used as a repository. You have the option to use an Oracle database or a MySQL database. However, one way or another you will need this to be a part of your overall deployment architecture. As normal when working with databases you do have the tendency to be very careful with this database as it holds all your information. However, what is shown in the below video is that you do not have to be that stressed when your database is lost for some reason.

As you can see from the below image the Oracle VM Manager database is a central connection point where a lot of the information is stored that helps the Oracle VM Manager to operate.

If you have a look at the video below, created by Poor Frodo, you will see that having an accident which results in loosing your Oracle VM Manager database it might not be such a devastating disaster as you might think at first hand. It is still very inconvenient however it will not cripple your operation and you will still be able to manage your VM's. You are even able to restore a lot of the lost information during the reinitialisation process when you install a new repository database. 

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