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RE: RMAN restart

From: Wolfson Larry - lwolfs <>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 09:40:29 -0600
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Thanks BN, Jeremiah! ynta9.htm#1024200  

Brought this to attention of other DBAs. Will see how it helps.    

DB with most problems is large SAP system using 8.1.7.  

  most of our larger DBs are using BCV splits    


[] On Behalf Of BN Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 9:08 AM
To: Oracle-L Freelists
Subject: Re: RMAN restart


IF you can use Tablespace backup instead of Full backup, and when ever a Tablespace backup is complete its good to go.  

If it breaks, start with the rest of the tables. BTW you can start the netbackup command from your RMAN backup script.  

Modify your RMAN script to accept a file name (rman_backup_script -f <left_over_tbs> with getopts or some other mechanisim, When you pass a file name with Tablespace(s) you need to backup, the script does that only.  

IF no file is specified , it does all the Tablespaces you specified or again you can choose another file which has a list of Tablespace names.  

Test your process by recovering.  

HTH   Regards & Thanks

On 3/21/06, Jeremiah Wilton <> wrote:

        The orthodox way to restart a backup in RMAN is with the NOT BACKED UP
        specification to the BACKUP command. Your initial backup can be issued with

        a command such as:         

        BACKUP ... NOT BACKED UP SINCE SYSDATE-1...;                  This feature only backs up those datafiles that have not already been backed

        up in the past 24 hours, i.e. those that the failed backup didn't get.         

        Whatever scheduler ran it (cron, Veritas) can restart it with the same exact

        command if the it exits nonzero the first time. I think this is more or

        less what Oracle would say is their restartability feature.         

        The 9iR2 documentation for this feature is here:           ynta


	It is available in RMAN 9i and above.
	Jeremiah Wilton
	ORA-600 Consulting
	Recoveries - Consulting - Seminars - Hiring 
	-----Original Message-----
	On Behalf Of Eddy Frances 
	I think you can't restart an RMAN backup.  When was
	your last full backup with RMAN? and can't you just do
	an incremental backup?
	--- Wolfson Larry < > wrote:

> Anyone have any tips about re-starting RMAN with
> netbackup?
> Is it possible to re-start from where backup died?
Regards & Thanks
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