Off -Topic - Netbackup Command Help

  • From: Frank Pettinato <ecpdba97@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 16:36:48 -0700 (PDT)


I am running a multi-node RAC Oracle on Windows64. I am using 
Incremental Merge Backups to the FRA and my database is on ASM.  I use RMAN and 
Windows .cmd files to run my backups to disk (FRA) first and then to tape via 
Symantec(Veritas)  Netbackup.

My backups work great and RMAN's log shows all the activity correctly. My 
problem is trying to get information about the files that have been backed up 
via Netbackup.  

I want to be able to see a SPECIFIC databases backups for a given date range or 
I have opened a ticket with Symantec and to-date have had no luck. I was also 
told by Symantec that due to the architecture of my solution that I cannot 
"view" and of the database backups via thier GUI be it the NBU Console or BAR. 

I was told to use the BPLIST command from the command line as follows:
bplist -C hostname  -t 4 -l -R / - Displays all files from the last 6 months
bplist -C hostname  -t 4 -l -s 03/10/2008 -e 03/12/2008 -R / -Displays a 
specific date range

These work fine, but it gives me output for ALL the backups on that day for 
EVERY database. I want to use a keyword or policy based search. Both are in the 
command line guide from the vendor, but neither work. The command that SHOULD 
work looks like this:

bplist -C hostname  -t 4 -l -s 03/10/2008 -e 03/12/2008 -keyword 
bplist -C hostname  -t 4 -l -s 03/10/2008 -e 03/12/2008 -k MY_ORACLE_BACKUP  -R 

Any ideas how to see the files that have been backed up using the bplist or 
other commands?
What commands do most people use for this? Am I stuck with RMAN and the list 
and report commands?

Thanks in advance.


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