RE: Catalog RMAN backups on Tape?

From: Allen, Brandon <>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 09:42:46 -0700
Message-ID: <64BAF54438380142A0BF94A23224A31E1133EDDAF6_at_ONEWS06.oneneck.corp>

Here’s an example of the Netbackup command (bplist):

unx01.baanprd /opt/oracle ->bplist -t 4 -k <YOUR_policy_name> -l -s 1/25/2010 -e 1/26/2010 -R /
-rw------- oracle oracle 12582912 Jan 25 21:21 /c-18889999-20100125-09
-rw------- oracle oracle 2359296 Jan 25 21:18 /baanprd_al_52855_1_709244222
-rw------- oracle oracle 3383296K Jan 25 21:15 /baanprd_db_52852_1_709243545

And, here is the related command (bpclimagelist) that you use to check the retention settings in Netbackup:

unx01.baanprd /opt/oracle ->bpclimagelist -t ANY -policy <YOUR_policy_name> -ct 4 -s 1/25/2010 -e 1/26/2010 Backed Up Expires Files KB C Sched Type Policy
---------------- ---------- -------- ----------- - ------------ ------------

01/25/2010 21:20  02/08/2010        5       12320 N User Backup  TAR_DP-Oracle-BAANPRD-hot
01/25/2010 21:17  02/08/2010        5        2336 N User Backup  TAR_DP-Oracle-BAANPRD-hot
01/25/2010 21:07  02/08/2010        5     3383328 N User Backup  TAR_DP-Oracle-BAANPRD-hot

Note that these commands are pretty picky so you have to get them just right (e.g. policy name is case-sensitive, must have client and server configured correctly, or set them correctly with command-line parameters) or they’ll just return “EXIT STATUS 227: no entity was found”.

Also, the bpclimagelist command is the client version of bpimagelist, and I think it’s only referred to as bpimagelist in the documentation.


From: Robert Freeman []

The key with dbms_backup_restore is that you need to know the piece names you are dealing with. I know there is a way with Netbackup to get these names

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