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Oracle backup on Windows

Created: 10 Feb 2014 • Updated: 11 Feb 2014 | 10 comments
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I have BE2010R2 running on a Windows Server 2008R2 Media Server and I need to backup an Oracle database running on AIX6; what is my best way of going about this? I'm guessing there's an agent I can buy, but not sure exactly what I need; the database must remain available 24/7.

thanks 

Calum

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Laurie_Downey's picture

Can you please provide the version of Oracle you need to backup?

Laurie Downey

Backup Exec

Advanced Tech Support

Symantec Corporation

www.symantec.com

 

 

pkh's picture

AIX is not supported by BE 2010. Hence you cannot backup the Oracle on it because you cannot load RALUS on the AIX machine. See the SCL below

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH137682

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clum1's picture

Hi Laurie,

Thanks for getting back to me; it's Oracle 11gR2 (11.2.0.2.0). 

 

Calum

pkh's picture

You cannot backup the Oracle on an AIX machine because you cannot load RALUS on the AIX machine. AIX is not supported by BE 2010

clum1's picture

Damn... What is my best option then for backing up the database? The AIX machine has a DAT drive onboard. 

Calum

pkh's picture

Unfortunately, BE will not be an option

Laurie_Downey's picture

 

Calum,

Unfortunately that information is correct, Backup Exec does not support backing up any AIX machines. You may want to refer to another thread found at the following link:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/symantec-backupexec-and-aix

However, the information provided there is also not a solution for backing up the Oracle database that you need.

Laurie Downey

Backup Exec

Advanced Tech Support

Symantec Corporation

www.symantec.com

 

 

pkh's picture

The referenced discussion is not relevant because it is for BE 2012 and the user is using BE 2010.  However, AIX has not been supported since BE 2010.

clum1's picture

A different tack; as I have a DAT drive in my AIX server, what would be my options for running a local backup of the Oracle database? 

Calum