RE: Creating Grid backup jobs through a script

  • From: John Hallas <John.Hallas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Ian Cary <ian.cary@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2009 11:25:14 +0000

Thanks for the response Ian,

Yes, I am aware that you can use the library, however that would still be a 
manually intensive job for a large number of backups whereas I thought it would 
be easier to create a script that could be run against the OMS to create a 
number of databases.

If it is possible then I would see no reason why it should not be supported, if 
a procedure did exist then it should be supported in my view.

The question is, does such a procedure exit?


-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Cary [mailto:ian.cary@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 02 March 2009 10:24
To: John Hallas
Cc: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Creating Grid backup jobs through a script

When you say creating a job using a script I assume you have an issue with
using the Job Library and "Create Like" - is there a rason why?

I expect  using a script you could update the Grid repository directly but
I'm fairly sure you would be unsupported if you did. Having said that our
security policy here requires all passwords to be changed every 90 days so
I have written a script that updates the preferred credentials directly
when this happens - changing them for over 50 databases is not something I
want to do manually.



I am looking at how to consolidate various RMAN backups to be scheduled and
managed through Grid. Currently we have a mixture of Grid, crontab and 3rd
party schedules running RMAN jobs.

I am guessing that there must be a method of creating a grid job by using a
script containing all the credentials, database name, backup type etc but I
don't think I have ever come across any information around this.

Has anybody got any suggestions or even better an example.

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