Re: RMAN backup to disk and then later copy to tape

From: Bill Ferguson <>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 06:29:17 -0600
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This piqued my interest. Pretty soon I'm going to have to find some tape backup software for Windows Server 2003 (or higher) 64-bit.

On my 32-bit server, I use an old version of Veritas (pre-Symantec) BackupExec with the Oracle Agent option. To upgrade this to the newest version for 64-bit, will cost the project around $3,000 (which we don't have).

So, can anybody recommend other programs that would work in this environment (Oracle 11g and Windows 2003 Server, 64-bit)? If we have to go begging for money, I'd rather beg for money for something that WILL work instead of for something that MAY work.

-- Bill Ferguson

On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 8:45 PM, Mark Brinsmead
<> wrote:

> Yes indeed.  Backup to (disk-based) FRA, followed by BACKUP RECOVERY AREA
> (to tape), is the cleanest and simplest way to take care of this.  It avoids
> the race conditions (and the risk that your backup-to-tape may be invalid
> because it ran too soon), and RMAN remains aware of exactly where every
> backup is.
> The only problem is that this requires an RMAN-compatible media manager.
> The Original Poster referred to "BackupExec"; the last time I checked
> (granted, about 4 years ago) this was not compatible with RMAN.  Now, if the
> OP was interested in stepping up to NetBackup (or any of a couple dozen
> other products), this would be an option.  A very, very, good option.
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