Oracle RMAN Channel Allocation

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    If you want to manually allocate channels for backup operations, you must specify the Veeam backup repository UUID in the channel parameters. The ALLOCATE CHANNEL command must be issued within a RUN block. It allocates a channel only in the block where the command is issued. See the following example.

    RUN {

         ALLOCATE CHANNEL ch1 DEVICE TYPE SBT_TAPE PARMS 'SBT_LIBRARY=/opt/veeam/VeeamPluginforOracleRMAN/libOracleRMANPlugin.so' FORMAT 'd8338780-1aec-4c36-b17c-e1ea3ea2ca93/RMAN_%I_%d_%T_%U.vab';

         BACKUP DATABASE;

         RELEASE CHANNEL ch1;

    }

    EXIT;

    Run the Oracle RMAN script with the following parameters:

    1. Use the ALLOCATE CHANNEL command to manually allocate a channel or channels between RMAN and the database instance. Specify the following parameters:
    1. Specify the channel ID. For example: ch1.
    2. Specify the SBT_TAPE option for the DEVICE TYPE parameter.
    3. Specify PARMS to define other parameters for the sbt_tape channel.
    4. Specify which media library must be used for this sbt_tape channel. For Linux or Unix, set the path to the libOracleRMANPlugin.so file as the SBT_LIBRARY. For Windows, set the path to %PROGRAMFILES%\Veeam\VeeamPluginforOracleRMAN\OracleRMANPlugin.dll.
    5. Use the Veeam backup repository UUID in the argument for the FORMAT parameter. You can find the required backup repository UUID in the rman_config.txt file saved during the Veeam Plug-in configuration process or in logs.

    [For Linux] If you have exported Veeam Plug-in configuration files, run the following command to see open the configuration file.

    cat /tmp/rman_config.txt

    Alternatively, you can find the repository UUID in logs:

    grep "received repos" /tmp/veeam_plugin_logs/oracle/OracleRMANConfigTool.log | tail

     

    [For Windows] If you have exported Veeam Plug-in configuration files, find the channel allocation definition in the configuration file.

    Alternatively, you can find the repository UUID in logs. Go to the %\ProgramData\Veeam\Backup\RmanPluginLogs\SERV_NAME directory and search for "received repos id" in the OracleRMANConfigToolLib.log file.

    1. Use the BACKUP command with required parameters to create a database backup.
    2. Using the RELEASE CHANNEL command within RUN is optional, because RMAN automatically releases all normal channels when the RUN command terminates.