Copying the Database with BR* Tools


You can use BR*Tools for Oracle to copy the database. BRBACKUP performs the database copy.


Make sure that 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 Backup and database copy  ® Database copy.

       3.      Set the required options:

Menu Entry

Equivalent BRBACKUP

Command Option

BRBACKUP profile (profile)


Backup device type (device)


Database user/password (user)


Backup type (type)


Files for backup (mode)


Confirmation mode (confirm)


Query mode (query)


Verification mode (verify)


Fill-up previous backups (fillup)


Parallel execution (execute)


Additional output (output)


Message language (language)


BRBACKUP command line (command)

This shows you the BRBACKUP -d disk_copy or stage_copy command that is to be executed using the current settings.

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

       5.      Check the results in the BRBACKUP logs.

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

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

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