Controlling of BRARCHIVE Run with BR*Tools


You can use BR*Tools to continuously back up the offline redo log files (that is, the archivelog files). BRARCHIVE performs the controlling function.


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




       1.      Start BRGUI or BRTOOLS.

       2.      Choose Backup and database copy  ® Additional functions ®  Controlling of BRARCHIVE run.

       3.      Set the required options:

Menu Entry

Equivalent BRARCHIVE

Command Option

BRARCHIVE profile (profile)


Run control function (function)

-f|-fill stop|suspend|resume

Confirmation mode (confirm)


Message language (language)


BRARCHIVE command line (command)

This shows you the BRARCHIVE –f command that is to be executed using the current settings.

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

       5.      You check the results in the BRARCHIVE logs.

Ў        The summary log arch<DBSID>.logdisplays the return code.

Ў        The detail log a<encoded timestamp>.fst displays progress.

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