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Automating or scheduling backups from OEM on NT 4.0

From: Denmark Weatherburne <>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 09:25:02 -0700
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Hi DBA's,

I've recently completed several SQL*Plus scripts and Batch files to do Hot backups of our production Oracle 8.0.5 database at 8am, 12pm, and 5pm daily. Currently, I have to double click the batch file icon which calls SQL*Plus and executes the backup script.
I tried unsuccessfully to use NT's AT and WINAT.EXE commands to schedule the execution of the batch jobs. Nothing ran when the scheduled time came. Following your advice, I recently downloaded "cygwin" and all the tools, but I'm currently trying to get cron working. I was advised that OEM for NT has the capability to automate and schedule backups, etc.
I've started to look at RMAN, but I'm not sure if RMAN is the tool that I need to accomplish my backup/restore automation and scheduling needs. I'm comfortable at the command line and with scripts, because I've worked in the Solaris environment for a few years, but I know that a lot of tools has been built into OEM for NT.
I'd like to get feedback from DBA's/SA's regarding what implementations you have in place to schedule and automate Oracle tasks such as backups, etc. I would appreciate your suggestions and recomendations. Please provide provide procedures and scripts if possible.

Thanks for your help!

Denmark Weatherburne
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