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RE: Oracle RAC backup hardware/software recommendation?

From: Gogala, Mladen <>
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 10:26:47 -0400
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I have nothing but the best things to say about Veritas NetBackup. It is fast, it is reliable, and I mostly don't either see or feel it, which is an extremely good thing, given that I am a DBA and that I have more important things that I have to take care of. I needed Veritas only once, when SA restored the needed tablespace and I performed recovery. For some reason, our ceiling developed a leak and EMC Clarion RAID didn't develop gills quickly enough to prevent me from doing recovery. When that has happened, NetBackup did its job flawlessly. That is all that I have to say. Our platform is SUN Solaris, 2 node RAC. Our platforms are not the same so you may want to acquire some more information based on Linux.


Mladen Gogala
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From: manuela mueller [] Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2005 8:55 AM To:
Subject: Oracle RAC backup hardware/software recommendation?

Dear list members,
currently our company is in the process to evaluate a new backup software/hardware solution for backups with RMAN and I'm very interested in your experience and opinions.

We are running a 4 node RAC ( on linux (Suse SLES-8). All datafiles reside on OCFS partitions. Current DB size is 1TB, estimated growth during the next 2 years up to 10TB. During one week we have to archive 300-500G on archived redo log files.

We are running a catalog database.

The sysadmin prefers hardware from HP StorageWorks (EML 245E) or hardware from Storagetech with LTO3 tapes.

Concerning the Media Management API, I was thinking about Veritas NetBackup, Legato Networker, IBM Tivoli. One associate advised my to have also a look at syncsort Backup Express.

What is your experience with these products in terms of reliability, implementation, support quality, documentation accuracy, performance...success or horror stories?

Any suggestions are welcome.
TIA and have a nice day

Manuela Mueller


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