Re: Rman fails to backup files after IP change

From: Jared Still <>
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2009 19:26:43 -0700
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On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 11:50 PM, Tony van Lingen <> wrote:

> G'day.
> This has me stumped for the last 2 days or so. We had to change the IP
> address of one of our database servers (167.x.x.x to 10.x.x.x address). All
> went well, after I remembered to change /etc/inet/ipnodes as well (d'oh!),
> except that RMAN no longer can communicate with the Netbackup sbt.

There is a log file on the netbackup server that you need to look at.

Unfortunately I can't recall the name of it right now.

It may be the bphdb log, I believe it will show the attempts to communicate with the server.
Generally when troubleshooting NBU I do a backup attempt, then sort the log files on
the server by date, and examine the most recent ones.

Another thing to remember about NetBackup is that it always does a reverse name lookup,
and everything must match. I believe that's correct anyway, I haven't had to deal with it
for a few weeks now.

ping the db server from the NBU master server to ensure that the address it is
getting is correct.

Also, does the policy reflect the new db server (if applicable)

Jared Still
Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

Received on Fri Jul 03 2009 - 21:26:43 CDT

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