Re: Alternatives to RMAN cleartext password in batch file for backups?

From: Bill Myers <>
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2011 18:31:58 -0700
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How about using a DBMS_SCHEDULER job calling a wrapped stored procedure that passes a password variable into an O/S call to the batch file.

On Sat, Apr 23, 2011 at 6:05 PM, Bill Myers <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have the following commands in a batch file scheduled for daily
> execution:
> set oracle_sid=mydatadb
> rman target / catalog mycatusr/mycatpwd_at_mycatdb script Daily_Backup >>
> backup.log
> My organization requires the catalog password (mycatpwd) above to be
> encrypted and not stored as clear text in any other file or environment
> variable. How can I still use this batch file for scheduled backups without
> providing a clear text password?
> The only option I can think of is to compile the commands into a binary
> executable. Any other ideas besides that?
> Thanks in advance.
> Bill

Received on Sat Apr 23 2011 - 20:31:58 CDT

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