Title: How to target media for a SAP RMAN backup
Date: AUG 2008
Product & Version: NVBU any
OS Version: Any
Module & Version: Oracle APM (RMAN) 5.5
Application version: SAP
Description: This article discusses the methods for targetting media in a NetVault Oracle RMAN backup driven from the SAP BRTOOLS.
It is possible to backup a SAP database using the NetVault Oracle APM RMAN functionality, using the SAP parameter file init<SID>.sap to set various configurable parameters.
When a backup of this type is run, the effect is that an NetVault RMAN CLI job is run but spawned by the BRTOOLS scheduler, rather than the NetVault Scheduler. Consequently, any NetVault configurations that are used by the RMAN CLI can be used by the SAP BRTOOLS driven backup.
In theory it should be possible to use the RMAN syntax:
man_parms = "ENV=(NV_BACKUP_SERVER=backup007,NV_TARGET_SET=sap_target)"
In the init<SID>.sap file, however, this functionality will not be available until a future version of the APM is released.
Until APM 6.02 is released, the only way to target specific media or drives is by using the RMAN/CLI Target set on the Oracle APM configuration:
1) create a target set which has the required drive and media combinations
2) right click on the Oracle APM, select configure then place the defined rtarget set name in the CLI Backup/Autobackup Target Set.
It presently is only possible to define this once for all RMAN backups on a NetVault Client but this functionality is due to be extended so that it can be defined on a per database basis.