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NetVault Backup Plug-in for Oracle 11.3 - User Guide

Introducing Quest® NetVault® Backup Plug-in  for Oracle Defining a backup strategy Installing and removing the plug-in Configuring the plug-in Backing up data Using the Oracle® Flashback Database Restoring data
Restoring and recovering data: an overview Performing User Managed restores Using advanced User Managed restore procedures Performing RMAN restores Using RMAN types of recovery in a non-RAC environment Using advanced procedures with RMAN restores
Maintaining the Recovery Catalog Using the RMAN CLI Using the Plug-in with Oracle® RAC Using the Plug-in in a failover cluster environment Using the plug-in with Oracle® Data Guard Troubleshooting

Ensuring an "SBT_TAPE" channel is established

Plug‑in for Oracle uses an Oracle® “SBT_TAPE” channel to conduct backups of an Oracle database. SBT is commonly used to specify a destination for RMAN commands used to back up to tape media. For complete information on establishing this type of channel for use, see Configuring and Allocating Channels for Use in Backups in the Oracle Database Backup and Recovery Advanced User’s Guide.

Running the NetVault Backup 'nvpluginaccess' utility

If the password for the NetVault Backup default user has been set or a non-default NetVault Backup user is used to run the backup and restore, you must run the nvpluginaccess utility on the NetVault Backup Server. You must then obtain the necessary security clearance for the plug-in to perform CLI backups and restores.

The nvpluginaccess utility is available in the “util” directory on the NetVault Backup Server.

On Linux® and UNIX®, the “util” directory is in “…/netvault/util”
On Windows®, the “util” directory is in “…\NetVault Backup\util”
where “…” represents the path to the NetVault Backup Server installation directory.
nvpluginaccess -client <clientMachineName> -account <userName>
where <clientMachineName> is the name of the NetVault Backup Client machine on which the plug-in is installed and <userName> is the NetVault Backup user who performs the backups and restores.
Verify that the nvpluginaccess utility has been correctly configured by reviewing the contents of the “hookplugs.cfg” file located in the “config” directory:
On Linux and UNIX, the “config” directory is in “…/netvault/config”
On Windows®, the “config” directory is in “…\NetVault Backup\config”
where “…” represents the path to the NetVault Backup Server installation directory.
NOTE: The Password field in the “hookplugs.cfg” file contains an encrypted view of the password. The actual password is not displayed.

Performing CLI-based backups

The following topics provide information for performing CLI-based backups:

Example of a basic CLI backup

This topic shows how to take a Full Backup of the “USERS” tablespace using RMAN commands:

Log on to the Oracle® Database Server, and initiate a terminal session.
From the prompt, generate a “Run Block” as follows:

The preceding commands are the minimum required to perform a CLI-based backup. The plug-in provides several additional parameters that can be used to set different options for a CLI backup job. The topics that follow provide a description of these parameters.

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