A few weeks ago, Oracle announced the Oracle database SnapManager software for ZFSSA.
It is a license just like the Clone or the Replication license. It's just a one-time, yes-or-no, on-or-off license per controller. Better yet, you can go ahead and get the software and try it out for free for 30 days. Go check it out with the link below.
Snap Management Utility combines the underlying snapshot, clone, and rollback
capabilities of the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance with standard host-side
processing so all operations are consistent.
Downloading the Oracle Snap Management Utility for
Oracle Database Software
A. Customers who purchased the license need to download
the software from eDelivery (see
B. Customers who wish to evaluate for 30-days prior to
purchase may download from the same
site. The license allows a 30-day evaluation period.
Follow instructions below.
Instructions to download software:
1. Go to eDelivery link: https://edelivery.oracle.com/EPD/Search/handle_go
3. Accept Terms and Restrictions
4. In the “Media
Pack Search” window:
a. Under Product
Pack, select “Sun Products”
Platform, select “Generic”
c. Click “Go”
5. From the results, select the “Oracle Snap Management
Utility for Oracle Database”
6. There are two files for download:
a. The “Oracle
Snap Management Utility for Oracle Database, Client v 1.1.0” is required
b. The “Sun ZFS
Storage Software 2011.1.5.0” is the latest version of the ZFS Storage
Appliance SW provided for customers who need to upgrade
UPDATE-7-27-13- Just found out that if you buy the SMU license, you do NOT need to buy the clone license. The cloning is included in SMU, so that's cool.