Re: why do we need to shutdown database or application server to backup Oracle Home?

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Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 16:18:48 -0700 (PDT)
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> My experience on hp-ux has been that fbackup will not backup at least
> one oracle executable if it is open (I forget which one and looks like
> someone cleaned up the mail from that time, dang it). Normally, one
> wouldn't back up the oracle executables, as one can simply reinstall
> oracle if some catastrophe wipes out the Oracle Home. However, one
> might want to make a backup of certain areas (for example, everything
> _except_ the oracle data files) if one want to make a rapid recovery
> tape or disk, ie, get new hardware and jam in the disk and everything
> and be up a lot faster than an RMAN restore and/or reinstall plus
> patching. Whether such a capability is needed is site dependent, as
> well as management-bias dependent, but it does seem to require a brief
> shutdown of Oracle to copy everything.
> I don't know if linux has the same issue and have no way to try it, so
> I personally am curious if anyone has. Not that I don't trust Jerome
> Vitalis, but I would want to verify.
> jg
> --
> is bogus.
> It took 85 years to build Bear Stearns and four days for it to
> dissolve.

we do not shutdown oracle to backup Oracle Home, but we do need to backup OH, as there are lots of patches, bug fix applied, which we do not have track.

We tried to restore of those backups, they restore well and everything seems to be working fine. Received on Mon Mar 17 2008 - 18:18:48 CDT

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