Copying Current State from a Redundant Storage Manager

To copy current state from a redundant storage manager (SM), you must shut down the redundant SM and make a copy of its archive and journal directories. This method allows you to create the database copy with no interruption in service to your database. Shutting down a storage manager decreases the number of failures that the database can tolerate. Therefore, the recommendation is to provision enough resources so that you can shut down a storage manager without dropping below the database’s fault tolerance.

To have a redundant storage manager that can be shut down without dropping below the database’s fault tolerance, you should be running a multi-host database on at least three machines. This ensures that at least two storage managers continue to run while a third SM is temporarily shut down.

For more information, see Restoring a Database Using an Archive.