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Re: RMAN backup of archived log fails

From: Tony van Lingen <>
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2007 10:15:07 +1000
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Thanks for the info. I've been away for the last week, that's why I did not come back to you earlier.

I checked the catalog with the command you listed: unless the bplist output is limited to a number of lines (I can't get a definitive answer to that from our NB guys), we're basically stuffed. It seems that the NB catalog is spread over a number of servers, so if RMAN queries one it will not get the entire list of available files. We're getting Symantec out to clean it up... I may have to can the entire RMAN catalog.

Sigh.... where have the days of tar and 'alter tablespace backup' gone... things were so easy then....


Jared Still wrote:
> On 5/29/07, *Sweetser, Joe* <
> <>> wrote:
> Plus, the crosscheck command uses/looks at the Netbackup *catalog*
> so the files do not necessarily need to be directly
> available/accessible at the time the command is issued. But they
> do need to exist in the NB catalog - which you can check with some
> form of the NB bplist command (before issuing the crosscheck
> command), if I am not mistaken. If you need the exact syntax
> shoot me a message and I will try to locate an old script I have.
> /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bplist -C <client server> -S <NetBackup
> Server> -l -t 4 -R /
> I keep it in a script as I cannot remember the syntax.
> --
> Jared Still
> Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

Tony van Lingen
Systems Administrator


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