Deleting Database Disk Backups with BR*Tools


You can use BR*Tools for Oracle to delete database disk backups. BRBACKUP performs the deletion.

Make sure that you copy disk backup files to another storage medium, such as tape, before you delete them with this procedure.


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  ® Additional functions  ® Deletion of database disk backups.

       3.      Select the BRBACKUP backup that you want to delete.

       4.      Set the required options:

Menu Entry

Equivalent BRBACKUP

Command Option

BRBACKUP profile (profile)


Database user/password (user)


BRBACKUP backup run (backup)


Files for delete (mode)


Confirmation mode (confirm)


Query mode (query)


Additional output (output)


Message language (language)


BRBACKUP command line (command)

This shows you the BRBACKUP –db command that is to be executed using the current settings.

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

       6.      You check the results in the BRBACKUP logs.

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

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

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