Preparing RMAN Backups with BR*Tools

Use

You can use BR*Tools for Oracle to prepare RMAN backups. BRBACKUP performs the preparation.

If you back up with the Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN), we recommend that you perform this procedure once a month. It determines the optimal distribution of files to save sets for an RMAN backup.

Prerequisites

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.

Procedure

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       1.      Start BRGUI or BRTOOLS.

       2.      Choose Backup and database copy  ® Additional functions  ® Preparation of RMAN backups..

       3.      Set the required options:

Menu Entry

Equivalent BRBACKUP

Command Option

BRBACKUP profile (profile)

-p|-profile

Database user/password (user)

-u|-user

Backup type (type)

-t|-type

Files for preparation (mode)

m|-mode

Confirmation mode (confirm)

-c|-confirm

Query mode (query)

-q|-query

Parallel execution (execute)

-e|-execute

Additional output (output)

-o|-output

Message language (language)

-l|-language

BRBACKUP command line (command)

This shows you the BRBACKUP –d rman_prep 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 BRBACKUP logs.

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

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

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