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RE: Need help from anybody using veritas netbackup on Nt

From: Stephen Lee <>
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 08:34:45 -0800
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If the NT admins are backing up up your data files, there is a high probability that your files are getting locked by that. You must tell the admins not to backup any file system ... er "folder" ... that contains files used by the Oracle instance. In other words, your problem might have nothing to do with your backup stuff, but somebody else's backup stuff.  

You must understand that NT is still a single-user operating system. It doesn't understand the concept of having multiple users doing their own thing, in their own slice of turf, on the box. If it wants to lock a file, it will do so assuming that, since it wants to use the file, nobody else needs to use it.  

Which is why we moved all of our Oracle databases off NT.  

NT = Neanderthal Technology  

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 7:14 AM To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L

We are facing problems during veritas net backup of oracle database on Nt, The database comes down crashing saying the log file is locked, How can we solve this probs, has anybody faced this probs and if so can you please let me know how to solve this issue.
I cannot bring this down during backup cause this is a 24x7 database. So please let me know if any one of you have found a solution to this issue. Thanks in advance.


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