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OBII 3.5 and Oracle8

Jacek Honkisz_1
Occasional Contributor

OBII 3.5 and Oracle8


I have one OBII 3.5 Cell Manager and I've also installed Oracle8 integration on other server.
I back up Oracle8 offline.
The backup fails when Oracle RMAN tries to execute the second 'allocate channel' command line (see barlist file below). When I manually delete these line and following 'parms' line backup complete successfully.
The problem is OBII automatically adds these two lines every time I change backup specification and then press APPLY.
How can I change this OBII behavior?
What should be changed in Oracle8 configuration the RMAN allows allocate more than one channel for 'sbt_tape'?


*************** Barlist file **************
DEVICE "Autoloader drive"

-exec ob2rman.exe
-args {
"-pre Oracle8pre.bat"
"-post Oracle8post.bat"
-input {
"run {"
"allocate channel 'dev_0' type 'sbt_tape'"
"allocate channel 'dev_1' type 'sbt_tape'"
"backup incremental level filesperset 1 "
"format 'Oracle8BPSC.dbf'"
"database "
"include current controlfile"
Joseph T. Wyckoff
Honored Contributor

Re: OBII 3.5 and Oracle8

How to configure Oracle's RMAN is something best answered by a database administrator - so I moved this into the database area.

It looks like you are wanting to use two tape drives. As a short term work around, I suppose you could remove one of the tape drives from the backup specification. You might also need to reduce the concurrency (as part of your temporary work around.) Frankly I do not know.

Good Luck.
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Satar Naghshineh
Occasional Advisor

Re: OBII 3.5 and Oracle8

As far as I know, you can't change this behavior. It gets frustrating sometimes when you even look at the backup specs and don't click on "cancel".

If you find yourself changing backup specs on a daily basis to accomodate a business need, then just create alternate backup specs.

Satar Naghshineh
Oracle DBA/UNIX Sys Admin
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Alexander M. Ermes
Honored Contributor

Re: OBII 3.5 and Oracle8

Hi there.
Not that i know too much, but anotehr chance would be a plain filesystem backup, if you backup Oracle offline ? We use scripts to shutdown and startup the databases before and after the backup and run filesystem backups.
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