Are you saying that you have enough disk space to land a single RMAN backup? Is it all in a single location? If so, then what you state is fesable. Your recovery will be more complicated since you must first retrieve the backup copy you need and put it on disk in the exact location RMAN expects it. I have used this configuration before.
V220.127.116.11 Tru64 5.1B I'm fairly new to RMAN, and have been asked to look into the feasibility of switching to RMAN for our backup strategy, with the goal of reducing Legato licensing cost. Now a tape-only strategy would be straight forward, but we don't want to spring for the Networker Module for Oracle. As would a disk-only but we don't enough free disk space to keep more than one copy of our 8-900Gb database online.
So is it possible to use RMAN to backup to disk, then move them to tape without RMAN's involvement. and when a restore is necessary, use RMAN to take the backup files directly from tape? I'm willing to do a bunch of research and testing here, but would rather not be banging my head against a wall if this scenario is out of the question. From other posts it sounds like I'll have my work cut out for me at a minimum. Thanks for your thoughts on this matter.
Regards, Mike Hand Polaroid Corp.
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