Verifying Database Blocks with BR*Tools


You can use BR*Tools for Oracle to perform a database block verification.


·        Make sure you have set the necessary BRBACKUP parameters in the initialization profile init<DBSID>.sap, because BRTOOLS uses these when it calls BRBACKUP.



       1.      Start BRGUI or BRTOOLS.

       2.      Choose Database check and verification ® Verification of database blocks.

       3.      Set the required options:

Menu Entry

Equivalent BRBACKUP

Command Option

BRBACKUP profile (profile)


Database user/password (user)


Backup type (type)


Files for verification (mode)


Confirmation mode (confirm)


Query mode (query)


Parallel execution (execute)


Extended output (output)


Message language (language)


BRBACKUP command line (command)

This shows you the BRBACKUP -w only_dbv command that is to be executed using the current settings.

       4.      To start processing with the selected options, choose Continue.

       5.      Check the results in the BRBACKUP logs.

Ў        The summary log backup<DBSID>.log displays the return code.

Ў        The detail log  b<encoded timestamp>.dbv displays the progress.

For more information on how to view the logs with BR*Tools, see Showing Logs with BR*Tools.