RE: RMAN - Local vs. central backup script

Right there is the issue - why telnet to each machine if you don't have
to.  Why manage - upgrade X number of RMAN databases????  Why duplicate
the code on X number of machines..... Why...why...why....???=20

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[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mercadante, Thomas F
Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 2:37 PM
To: 'DWILLIAMS@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'; Oracle-L
Subject: RE: RMAN - Local vs. central backup script

Dennis,

I find it just as easy to have a standard Rman cron script and simply
have it installed on each box.  Cron runs on each box and schedules the
backup accordingly.

Obviously, if you have something like Tivoli Workload Scheduler, it
would be easier to control the backups from one place - this simply runs
the shell script on each machine.

To me, its 6 of one, half a dozen of the other.  We telnet to each
machine as needed.

Hope this helps.

Tom

-----Original Message-----
From: DENNIS WILLIAMS [mailto:DWILLIAMS@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 2:06 PM
To: Oracle-L
Subject: RMAN - Local vs. central backup script

We use RMAN on Oracle9i to back up to disk. No SAN or MML, but use an
RMAN catalog. I use cron to initiate the backup (Unix servers). In
revising the system, I'm trying to decide whether it is better to use
the cron on each server, or just trigger backups centrally, from servers
where the RMAN catalogs reside. It seems like most of the advantages go
to the local script. You are always running the same RMAN executable as
the database. Has anyone else looked at this issue and care to share any
thoughts?
=20

Dennis Williams

DBA

Lifetouch, Inc.



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