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Re: RMAN to disk & from tape

From: David Barbour <>
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2006 11:41:08 -0400
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You can backup to disk, then move the backupset(s) to tape. If you need to restore however, you'll need to dump your tape back to disk. There's no way (that I know of) RMAN can write or read to tape directly without a third-party api that's linked through $ORACLE_HOME/lib/libobk.a

On 8/8/06, Hand, Michael T <> wrote:
> Greetings,
> V9.2.0.5 Tru64 5.1B
> I'm fairly new to RMAN, and have been asked to look into the feasibility
> of switching to RMAN for our backup strategy, with the goal of reducing
> Legato licensing cost. Now a tape-only strategy would be straight forward,
> but we don't want to spring for the Networker Module for Oracle. As would a
> disk-only but we don't enough free disk space to keep more than one copy of
> our 8-900Gb database online.
> So is it possible to use RMAN to backup to disk, then move them to tape
> without RMAN's involvement. and when a restore is necessary, use RMAN to
> take the backup files directly from tape? I'm willing to do a bunch of
> research and testing here, but would rather not be banging my head against a
> wall if this scenario is out of the question. From other posts it sounds
> like I'll have my work cut out for me at a minimum. Thanks for your
> thoughts on this matter.
> Regards,
> Mike Hand
> Polaroid Corp.
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