How to configure Oracle recovery manager backups in a cluster to use the "virtual name" of the cluster, using the VERITAS NetBackup (tm) for Oracle database agent

Article:TECH28412  |  Created: 2003-01-01  |  Updated: 2013-10-23  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH28412
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How to configure Oracle recovery manager backups in a cluster to use the "virtual name" of the cluster, using the VERITAS NetBackup (tm) for Oracle database agent

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Here are the necessary steps to follow that will allow you to back up your Oracle database using the virtual name of the cluster or floating IP address:

1. Change the Oracle policy to use the "virtual name" of the cluster as the client

2. Modify the /usr/openv/netbackup/bp.conf file on the two clients in the cluster so that the CLIENT_NAME variable is set to the actual host name of the server. This will allow the normal standard file system level backups to continue using the host name of the client instead of the virtual name.

3. Within your backup script you will need to pass the NB_ORA_CLIENT name set to the virtual name of the cluster using either the "parms" or the "send" parameters in the RCV script. See page 94 of the VERITAS NetBackup 4.5 for Oracle on UNIX Administrator's Guide for further examples.

For example:

PARMS="ENV=(NB_ORA_CLIENT=<virtual name of cluster>)";

send 'NB_ORA_CLIENT=<virtual name of cluster>';

4. This will allow backups to take place using the virtual name of the cluster as the client.




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