Supported Backup Media

You can use BRBACKUP or BRARCHIVE for direct backup to the following media:

?      Local tape devices:

backup_dev_type = tape

?      Remote tape devices:

backup_dev_type = pipe

?      Local disks:

backup_dev_type = disk

?      Remote disks:

backup_dev_type = stage

?      Tape devices with automatic tape changing (tape stacker, for example).  These backup devices can be addressed:

        Locally with backup_dev_type = tape_auto

        Remotely with: backup_dev_type = pipe_auto

For more information, see Backup with Automatic Tape Changers.

?      Jukebox and autoloader. These backup devices can be addressed:

-         Locally with backup_dev_type = tape_box

-         Remotely with  backup_dev_type = pipe_box

For more information, see Backup with Automatic Tape Changers.

BRBACKUP and BRARCHIVE support:

?      Automatic volume management.  See Volume Management.

?      An open interface to interface program BACKINT, to enable backups using external backup programs.  See External Backup Programs.

Using the parameter tape_copy_cmd you can choose whether files (not on raw devices) are copied from disk to tape with cpio, dd, or RMAN