Oracle FAQ Your Portal to the Oracle Knowledge Grid

Home -> Community -> Mailing Lists -> Oracle-L -> RE: Please help me get RMAN going with Tivoli

RE: Please help me get RMAN going with Tivoli

From: Marquez, Chris <>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2005 12:06:16 -0400
Message-ID: <B30C2483766F9342B6AEF108833CC84E05BD5F1D@ecogenemld50.Org.Collegeboard.local>

Yeah I did not want to be to harsh, but the reality was that about 3 years ago I was doing this config for 8i/9i. The IBM-Tivoli were really bad and/or wrong! Rather sad and frustrating when it is rather black and white regarding the config files. It took us about 10-14 day to get through the "confusions".

I wrote my own notes and just kept repeating the process for new servers. I never installed the TSM, TDPO stuff...just used it...the SA did that. The config was so complex that we would often have to re-debug on each new server. TAPE <- TSM <- TDPO <- RMAN <- TAPE-INTERFACE <- ORACLE

But that was only the beginning. Had to learn slowly and painfully that Tivoli knows nothing of a database backups, but sees "backups from a client"...nothing more. Oracle-RMAN sees "backups to a physical location"...nothing about what node/client *did* the backup.

These concept becomes extremely important in a RAC environment and/or when restoring to another node (another "client"....another "location"). You learn rather quickly when you try and *pull back* RAC arch logs that RMAN knows about, but belong to a different TSM-TDPO "client".

Chris Marquez
Oracle DBA

-----Original Message-----
From: on behalf of Wolfgang Breitling Sent: Wed 8/17/2005 8:48 AM
Subject: Re: Please help me get RMAN going with Tivoli  

There is a good redbook "Backing up Oracle using Tivoli Storage Management" (SG24-6249) which covers all the steps in detail. It's a bit dated, written for rman 8i and probably also for some prior release of Tivoli, but in the TDPO interface between rman and tivoli nothing as really changed. wrote:
> Hi,
> I have just been through some of this, actually the docs are not good.
> In particular the need for the "dsmi_dir /opt/tivoli/tsm/client/ba/bin"
> entry in the <DB_NAME>.tdpo.opt file is no where in the docs, but it is
> buried in a readme file. Unfortunately I and those working on this were
> all tsm newbies so this stumped us for about a week!
> Regards


Wolfgang Breitling
Centrex Consulting Corporation

Received on Wed Aug 17 2005 - 11:08:23 CDT

Original text of this message