SAP on Oracle Full Backup

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    Veeam Plug-in for SAP on Oracle integrates with the BRBACKUP tool and transfers backup files to backup repositories connected to Veeam Backup & Replication. The backup process itself is performed by the BRBACKUP tool. To perform the backup you can use BR*TOOLS or BR*TOOLS Studio.

    For details on how the backup is performed, see How Veeam Plug-in for SAP on Oracle Works.

    Important

    Mind the following limitations:

    • RAC backup is not supported.
    • Volume backup (-d util_vol, util_vol_online) is not supported.
    • Backup of directories is not supported.
    • If you remove backups from the primary storage, they will also be removed from cloud.

    To back up Oracle databases, you can use the interactive wizard of BRTOOLS or you can directly run the backup command using BRBACKUP. For details, see the following guides.

    Performing SAP on Oracle Full Backup Using BRBACKUP

    When you back up the database using the BRBACKUP tool, it uses the Veeam Plug-in configuration file as an initialization profile.

    Examples

    The following examples are only for demonstration purposes. To see the description of all BRBACKUP parameters, see the Backing Up the Database with BR*Tools for Oracle DBA Guide.

    Example 1. Performing Full Database Backup in Offline Mode

    brbackup -p $Oracle_HOME/dbs/veeam_initODB.sap -d util_file -t offline_force -m all

    Run the brbackup command with the following parameters:

    1. Specify the path to the initialization profile file ($Oracle_HOME/dbs/veeam_initODB.sap) as the argument for the -p (-profile) parameter.
    2. Specify util_file as the argument for the -d (-device) parameter. This option defines that a file-by-file backup will be performed using Veeam Plug-in.
    3. Specify offline_force as the argument for the -t (-type) parameter. With this option, BRBACKUP shuts down the database and performs an offline backup.
    4. Specify all as the argument for the -m (-mode) parameter. With this option, BRBACKUP performs backup of files in all tablespaces, but not the control files and online redo log files.

    Example 2. Performing Full Database Backup in Online Mode

    brbackup -p $Oracle_HOME/dbs/veeam_initODB.sap -d util_file_online -t online -m all

    Run the brbackup command with the following parameters:

    1. Specify the path to the initialization profile file ($Oracle_HOME/dbs/veeam_initODB.sap) as the argument for the -p (-profile) parameter.
    2. Specify util_file_online as the argument for the -d (-device) parameter.
    3. Specify all as the argument for the -m (-mode) parameter. With this option, BRBACKUP performs backup of files in all tablespaces, but not the control files and online redo log files.
    4. Specify credentials that must be used to connect to the database as the argument for the -u (-user) parameter.

    Important

    When you use BRBACKUP, you must specify the full directory path to the Veeam Plug-in initialization profile file (-p $Oracle_HOME/dbs/veeam_initODB.sap). If the profile file is in the default directory, you can specify only the file name.

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