Table of ContentsView in Frames

Database protection using NVFAIL

Data ONTAP provides database protection using the nvfail option. The nvfail option enables Data ONTAP to detect nonvolatile RAM (NVRAM) inconsistencies at boot time or while taking over in an HA pair.

You use this option to warn database administrators of NVRAM problems that can compromise database validity. If Data ONTAP finds any problems, database instances stop responding or shut down, and Data ONTAP sends error messages to the console to alert you to check the state of the database.

Note: The nvfail option is disallowed on SnapLock volumes.