RE: Tape backup

From: Matt Adams <>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:52:35 +0000
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It sounds like you want the KEEP FOREVER clause. Be careful though. A 6 month old hot backup is useless unless you also have enough archived redo logs to bring the database up to a consistent point in time.

From: [] On Behalf Of Ram Raman Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 8:51 PM
Subject: Tape backup


We are testing setting up of db backups to tape using netbackup on Linux. We want to set up a regular rolling 4 day backup schedule where the backups would automatically qualify for deletions after 4 days. We also want the ability to retain certain backups from past (within the past 3 days) or certain future backups to be retained indefinitely, if needed. The latter type backups will be deleted via rman when not needed. Indefinitely in practice can be 6 to 7 months.

We want to be able control this from rman than netbackup policy. Is the only way to achieve it is a setting of forever in veritas policy? With this we would delete the redundant backups using rman, while retaining the 'special' backups. Different ideas?



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