Verifying a Database Backup with BR*Tools


You can use BR*Tools for Oracle to verify a database backup. BRRESTORE performs the verify.

For more information about database verify, see Backup Verify.


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

·        Make sure you have the correct volumes for the verify.



       1.      Start BRGUI or BRTOOLS.

       2.      Choose Backup and database copy  ® Verification of database backup.

       3.      Select the BRBACKUP database backup that you want to verify.

       4.      Set the required options:

Menu Entry

Equivalent BRRESTORE

Command Option

BRRESTORE profile (profile)


BRBACKUP backup run (backup)


Verification device type (device)


BACKINT/ Mount profile (parfile)


Database user /password (user)


Use DBVERIFY (use_dbv)


Files for verification (mode)


Confirmation mode (confirm)


Query mode (query)


Compression mode (compress)


Parallel execution (execute)


Additional output (output)


Message language (language)


BRRESTORE command line (command)

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

       5.      To start the verification with the selected options, choose Continue.

       6.      Check the results in the BRRESTORE logs.

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

Ў        The detail log r<encoded timestamp>.<ext> displays progress.

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