The SAP tool BRCONNECT for Oracle databases is used as:

?      A database administration tool, which you can call yourself from the command line

?      A utility tool, which BRBACKUP calls in the background

BRCONNECT is specially designed to administer multi-schema databases, in which you have more than one SAP System in the same Oracle database:


?      Database administration tool

As a database administration tool, BRCONNECT has the following functions:

0       Main functions, which write a detailed and a summary log

¦       Check database system, -f check

¦       Adapt next extents, -f next

¦       Update statistics, -f stats

¦       Clean up old logs and trace files, -f cleanup

0       Additional functions, which only write messages to the standard output device

¦       Change passwords of SAP database users, -f chpass

¦       Create global synonyms, -f crsyn – these are used by BR*Tools

¦       Start database, -f dbstart

¦       Stop database, -f dbshut

¦       Determine database state, -f dbstate

?      Utility tool – monitor database status during a backup

BRBACKUP starts BRCONNECT during the backup to see if the status of the database corresponds to the backup mode. If you select backup mode online (backup_type = online), the database remains in this state during the backup.

If you select backup mode offline (backup_type = offline or backup_type = offline_force), the database is shut down and remains in the closed state during the backup.

If the state of the database changes unexpectedly during the backup, BRCONNECT terminates the backup and displays the messages BR0312E or BR0313E. After the backup, the database is always restored to its original status. This means that the database is left started, if it was running before the backup, or it is shut down, if it was shut down before the backup.

BRCONNECT has many parameters, which you can specify in the Initialization Profile init<DBSID>.sap.


For more information about using BRCONNECT from the command line, see Command Options for BRCONNECT.