Re: Why I don't like RMAN repositories

From: Nuno Souto <>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2013 20:40:32 +1100
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On 20/12/2013 8:25 AM, Jared Still wrote:
> If your company archives data of site via NetBackup vaulting, or
> something similar,
> good luck restoring a quarterly backup from last year without a catalog.
> It can be done, but it is much simpler if the metadata is retained in
> the RMAN catalog.

Not sure about that, Jared.
We use Netbackup and it is a piece of cake to get any tape we want from off-site storage.
I certainly would not rely on RMAN catalog to keep Netbackup tape id and locations!
The scenario I described earlier where we got back a db from 2 years before was precisely off one of those Netbackup catalogs. Not an issue at all. Any notion that non-Oracle software cannot possibly work correctly with Oracle products belongs to sales arenas...

Nuno Souto

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