Preparing RMAN Backups with BR*Tools


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.


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  ® Preparation of RMAN backups..

       3.      Set the required options:

Menu Entry

Equivalent BRBACKUP

Command Option

BRBACKUP profile (profile)


Database user/password (user)


Backup type (type)


Files for preparation (mode)


Confirmation mode (confirm)


Query mode (query)


Parallel execution (execute)


Additional output (output)


Message language (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.