This BRARCHIVE command option defines the backup device type.

Input syntax:
-d|-device tape|disk|pipe|tape_auto|pipe_auto|tape_box|pipe_box|util_file|stage|rman_util|rman_disk|rman_stage

Default value: tape

The following backup media are supported:

·        tape: Local tape device.

Always archive offline redo log files finally to tape, if possible twice.

·        disk: Local disk. Normally only use the option for archiving to disk in exceptional cases, such as two-step archiving. See archive_copy_dir.

·        stage: Remote disk.

·        pipe: Archiving on a tape device of a remote system (UNIX only).

·        tape_auto or pipe_auto: The BRARCHIVE program generally only uses one tape for archiving (exception: archiving with -ss or -ssd). No continuation tapes are created. Therefore, specifying tape_auto or pipe_auto has no effect.

·        tape_boxor pipe_box: Jukeboxes or autoloader tape devices which can be addressed locally or remotely. See Backup with Automatic Tape Changers.

·        util_file: Archiving with BACKINT – see the corresponding option in -d|-device.

·        rman_util|rman_disk|rman_stage: Archiving with Oracle Recover Manager (RMAN) and an external backup tool. See RMAN Backup with an External Backup Library.

See also:

Parameters in init<DBSID>.sap: backup_dev_type