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NetVault Plug-in for Oracle 12.3 - 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 Using the plug-in with Oracle Container Databases (CDBs) and Pluggable Databases (PDBs) Troubleshooting

Prerequisites for CLI-based backups and restores

The steps described in the following topics must be performed before initiating backups or restores from the command line:

Verifying that the proper RMAN executable is in use (Linux only)

Various installations of Linux include more than one executable named as rman. Because of this inclusion, you must verify that the correct Oracle RMAN application is started when you issue the rman command at the prompt. This step can be done by making the path to the Oracle RMAN executable ($ORACLE_HOME/bin) as the first search path in the PATH environmental variable.

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

You can run the nvpluginaccess utility, which is available in the “util” directory on the NetVault Backup Server, from the NetVault Backup Server or from a NetVault Backup Client.

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 or you must configure access for the NetVault Backup Client. You must then obtain the necessary security clearance for the plug-in to perform CLI backups and restores.

nvpluginaccess -client <NetVaultBackupServerName>
When the plug-in prompt appears, type 4 to select the Specify plugin name option.
IMPORTANT: Do not select option 2 or 3; you must enter CLI for the name of the plug-in, which requires selection of option 4.
Please select a plugin you wish to allow client '<NetVaultBackupServerName>'
to access:
Successfully added client '<NetVaultBackupServerName>'.
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.
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