Re: RMAN, Best Practice?

From: Palooka <>
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2008 09:50:04 +0100
Message-ID: <5Xm9k.82875$8H5.77292@newsfe10.ams2>

DA Morgan wrote:

> Palooka wrote:

>> on AIX if it matters:
>> I think we will end up with n number of databases on various machines,
>> and an RMAN catalog database elsewhere (I'm not concerned with how the
>> RMAN catalog is itself backed up; that is someone else's problem).
>> Questions: Should RMAN be invoked locally, or from the "master"? Does
>> it matter?
>> Thanks,
>> Palooka

> Locally.
Thanks for the advice. That's my preference too, on the principal ground that each application has its own backup requirements and can control its own backup schedule. The catalog is just a dumb slave and records the information it is given.

However, if you don't mind, could you explain _your_ reasons? There may well be other considerations of which I am not aware.

I realise of course that either way the RMAN process will run locally, but to aid my understanding, what are the advantages of starting the RMAN client locally rather than from the box where the catalog is?

Thanks again,
Palooka Received on Sat Jun 28 2008 - 03:50:04 CDT

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