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running RMAN commands in RUN file to duplicate a database [message #572763] Mon, 17 December 2012 08:38 Go to next message
candi
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I have a RUN file within a script to duplicate a database. As part of this RUN file I also run the command
 configure controlfile autobackup off; 
as part of this RUN file. However, this command has turned off backup of the control file on the AUXILLARY database (i.e. production) as well as the TARGET database (test). Is this supposed to happen?

My run file is:


 rman TARGET sys/XXXX@${DB}-SOURCE AUXILIARY / 
   RUN {
       allocate AUXILIARY channel a1 type disk;
       allocate AUXILIARY channel a2 type disk;
       allocate AUXILIARY channel a3 type disk;
       allocate AUXILIARY channel a4 type disk;
       allocate channel t1 type disk;
       allocate channel t2 type disk;
       allocate channel t3 type disk;
       allocate channel t4 type disk;
       DUPLICATE TARGET DATABASE TO ${DB} 
UNTIL TIME "to_date('$REF_DATE','YYYY-MM-DD:HH24:MI:SS')" NOFILENAMECHECK;
       configure controlfile autobackup off; 
       }
    quit;

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Re: running RMAN commands in RUN file to duplicate a database [message #572766 is a reply to message #572763] Mon, 17 December 2012 08:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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>Is this supposed to happen?
ask the person who wrote the script why it is included.
Re: running RMAN commands in RUN file to duplicate a database [message #572767 is a reply to message #572763] Mon, 17 December 2012 08:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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As far as I know nothing is said in the documentation and I never saw someone disabling control file autobackup.

I think you have to raise a SR to Oracle to know if it is expected or a bug.

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Michel
Re: running RMAN commands in RUN file to duplicate a database [message #572770 is a reply to message #572767] Mon, 17 December 2012 08:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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ok, thank you.

Black Swan, I wrote the script. I thought the command would run on the TARGET, not the AUXILIARY also.

I will raise an SR.
Re: running RMAN commands in RUN file to duplicate a database [message #572776 is a reply to message #572763] Mon, 17 December 2012 09:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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>> Is this supposed to happen?
It is, as you asked for it.
>>this command has turned off backup of the control file on the AUXILLARY database (i.e. production) as well as the TARGET database (test). Is this supposed to happen?
Looks like you got the terminology wrong and got mixed up.
Oracle documentation
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E11882_01/backup.112/e10642/glossary.htm#BRADV90099
defines
Quote:
auxiliary database

(1) A database created from target database backups with the RMAN DUPLICATE command.


>> DUPLICATE TARGET DATABASE TO ${DB}
Above line worries me a lot. Hopefully this is not a real 'prod' database.

>> configure controlfile autobackup off;
And as Michel already stated,
There is absolutely no reason to have the above.
Re: running RMAN commands in RUN file to duplicate a database [message #572778 is a reply to message #572776] Mon, 17 December 2012 10:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Mahesh Rajendran wrote on Mon, 17 December 2012 09:59
>> Is this supposed to happen?
It is, as you asked for it.
>>this command has turned off backup of the control file on the AUXILLARY database (i.e. production) as well as the TARGET database (test). Is this supposed to happen?
Looks like you got the terminology wrong and got mixed up.


yes, I got the terminology mixed up when writing my question.

Mahesh Rajendran wrote on Mon, 17 December 2012 09:59


Oracle documentation
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E11882_01/backup.112/e10642/glossary.htm#BRADV90099
defines
Quote:
auxiliary database

(1) A database created from target database backups with the RMAN DUPLICATE command.


Mahesh Rajendran wrote on Mon, 17 December 2012 09:59


>> DUPLICATE TARGET DATABASE TO ${DB}
Above line worries me a lot. Hopefully this is not a real 'prod' database.

Can you elaborate on this comment please. How else do you clone a prod database to test using duplicate?
Mahesh Rajendran wrote on Mon, 17 December 2012 09:59

>> configure controlfile autobackup off;
And as Michel already stated,
There is absolutely no reason to have the above.


There is if you were asked to put it there!
Re: running RMAN commands in RUN file to duplicate a database [message #572782 is a reply to message #572778] Mon, 17 December 2012 10:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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TARGET is your prod(ORACLE_SID) database
AUX is where you want to the prod to be duplicated. Call it test(ORACLE_SID).
# 
# Warning. Untested script.
#
# I assume you are calling this from the test environment/server
# connect to target. here @prod is your tns entry.
# set ORACLE_SID=test (your aux).
# 
rman TARGET sys/XXXX@prod AUXILIARY / 
   RUN {
       allocate AUXILIARY channel a1 type disk;
       allocate AUXILIARY channel a2 type disk;
       allocate AUXILIARY channel a3 type disk;
       allocate AUXILIARY channel a4 type disk;
       allocate channel t1 type disk;
       allocate channel t2 type disk;
       allocate channel t3 type disk;
       allocate channel t4 type disk;
       DUPLICATE TARGET DATABASE TO test #make you have set your ORACLE_SID=test. Or make appropriate entries. 
UNTIL TIME "to_date('$REF_DATE','YYYY-MM-DD:HH24:MI:SS')" NOFILENAMECHECK;
       -- any other options.
       }
    quit;

>> There is if you were asked to put it there!
Upto you.
Just do that when connected to test database. Not when connected to the prod database.

[Updated on: Mon, 17 December 2012 10:31]

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Re: running RMAN commands in RUN file to duplicate a database [message #572913 is a reply to message #572782] Tue, 18 December 2012 10:07 Go to previous message
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Thanks for your help.
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