System Requirements

Before you start using Veeam Plug-in for Oracle RMAN, make sure the following requirements are met.

Note

The following system requirements apply to Veeam Plug-in for Oracle RMAN operating in the standalone mode.

For more information on system requirements for Veeam Plug-in managed by Veeam Backup & Replication, see System Requirements for Managed Veeam Plug-ins.

Specification

Requirement

OS

Veeam Plug-in for Oracle RMAN is supported for the following Microsoft Windows versions:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012/2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2022

Veeam Plug-in for Oracle RMAN is supported for the following Linux distributions:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, 12, 15 (x86 and x86_64)
  • RHEL 6.4 – 9.x (x86 and x86_64)
  • Oracle Linux 6.2 (x86 and x86_64)
  • Oracle Linux 6.4 – 9.x (x86 and x86_64)
  • CentOS 6.4 – 8.x (x86 and x86_64): For non-production environments, as it is not officially supported by Oracle for their databases.

Veeam Plug-in for Oracle RMAN is supported for the following Unix versions:

  • Oracle Solaris 10, 11 (x86_64, SPARC)
  • IBM AIX 6.1, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

Software

[For Microsoft Windows computers] Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 is included in the Veeam Plug-in for Oracle RMAN Redistributable. During the deployment process, Veeam Backup & Replication checks whether Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 is available on the target computer. If Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 is missing, Veeam Backup & Replication will install missing software automatically.

Oracle database

Veeam Plug-in for Oracle RMAN supports the following Oracle Database versions:

  • 11gR2
  • 12c
  • 18c
  • 19c
  • 21c: Standard and Enterprise Edition

Notes:

  • Oracle databases residing in containerized environments are not supported.
  • Oracle Express Edition (XE) is not supported.

Supported Oracle RMAN features

Veeam Plug-in for Oracle RMAN supports the following Oracle RMAN features:

  • Veeam Plug-in for Oracle RMAN will be registered as an SBT_TAPE device. All Oracle RMAN functionality that is supported with the SBT_TAPE device type will work. For example, Automatic Storage Management (Oracle ASM) and Container DBs (CDBs).
  • Veeam Plug-in for Oracle RMAN supports Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC). Other cluster databases are not supported.

Note:

[For Microsoft Windows computers] Configurations with different versions of Oracle homes deployed on the same server are not supported.

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication supports two latest versions of Veeam Plug-ins. For example, Veeam Backup & Replication 12.1 supports Veeam Plug-in 12.1 and 12.

Keep in mind that if you use an earlier Veeam Plug-in build than the one that is included in the installation ISO file of your Veeam Backup & Replication version, it may not have all the features and bug fixes introduced in your Veeam Backup & Replication version. To learn more about the Veeam Plug-in builds included in Veeam Backup & Replication installation ISO files, see this Veeam KB article.

Network

Veeam Plug-in should be able to establish a direct IP connection to the Veeam Backup & Replication server. Thus, Veeam Plug-in cannot work with the Veeam Backup & Replication server that is located behind the NAT gateway.

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