Re: Rman backup of BCV using ASM

From: John Hurley <>
Date: Tue, 25 May 2010 02:34:16 -0700 (PDT)
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> We have a Production instance ( of 7TB running HP-UX 11.3 on
> ASM, BCV has already being utilized.
> Now requirement is to push BCV to Tivoli Storage Manager using rman.
> Usually, for other (non-asm) databases we do attach their Luns and
> activate VG/LV on backup server then tsm admin push backup to tsm
> using disk-image option which is working perfectly fine.
> For Prod - we are using Luns ( no volume manager ) for database and
> this has been checked with IBM (TSM) that direct backup from Lun is
> not an option in HP-UX, they need LV for disk-image option
> I installed ASM on backup server and mounted diskgroups & put prod
> database also in mount stage.
> Simply tried rman to send backup to TSM which is working fine except
> where I have to define multiple retention policy.
> For example, after month-end, we required first backup to be backed-up
> with retention policy of 12 months and all other backups has usual 30
> days retention policy. My problem is that *keep* option is not working
> here on archive logs.
> As per Oracle Documentation, you can not use *keep until ..* option
> with archive logs, you simple need to use
> "Backup database keep until  <<sysdate + 12m>> LOGS"
> Where LOGs tells that Rman will not obsolete backup of archives until
> we retain the main backup. This is not going to work if we take backup
> using BCV which would be only in mount stage as I can not open&recover
> it.
> Otherwise this would introduce another re-incarnation and will
> difficult recovery.
> Your response will be appreciated. Please share your suggestions.

If you have everything else working then just control the backup and/ or retention of the archive logs outside of rman ... Received on Tue May 25 2010 - 04:34:16 CDT

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