Non-Database Backup with BR*Tools

Use

You can use BR*Tools for Oracle to perform a non-database backup of specified files. BRBACKUP performs the backup.

Prerequisites

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

·        Make sure you have the right backup volumes. When you back up to tape, make sure that you have read the notes on managing and initializing the tapes. For more information, see Volume Management.

·        Allow enough time for the backup. Hardware compression can halve the backup time.

Procedure

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       1.      Start BRGUI or BRTOOLS.

       2.      Choose Backup and database copy  ® Non-database backup.

       3.      Set the required options:

Menu Entry

Equivalent BRBACKUP

Command Option

BRBACKUP profile (profile)

-p|-profile

Backup device type (device)

-d|-device

Tape volumes for backup (volume)

-v|-volume

BACKINT/ Mount profile (parfile)

-r|-parfile

Database user/password (user)

-u|-user

Backup type (type)

-t|-type

Files for backup (mode)

m|-mode

Confirmation mode (confirm)

-c|-confirm

Query mode (query)

-q|-query

Compression mode (compress)

-k|-compress

Verification mode (verify)

-w|-verify

Fill-up previous backups (fillup)

-f|-fillup

Parallel execution (execute)

-e|-execute

Additional output (output)

-o|-output

Message language (language)

-l|-language

BRBACKUP command line (command)

This shows you the BRBACKUP -m 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 back<DBSID>.logdisplays the return code.

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

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