Database Startup and Strange Semaphore Problem

One of our Netapp SnapManager database backup jobs was failing due to the instance being down on the first node of a 10G 4 node Solaris RAC. The backups are only configured to run off the first node so when I went to start up the instance I got the following error message:

After…

NetApp SnapManager – Get Latest Successful Snap from Repo Database

Just started working with NetApp SnapManager and one of the questions I had was how can I find the latest successful snap per host for each database. Well looking around the smo repository we see a table called SMO_33_OPERATIONHISTORY. Now we can write a query to get the data we need.

Looks like exactly…