Re: [Q] How many days to setup RMAN on UNIX server?

  • From: Carel-Jan Engel <cjpengel.dbalert@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2004 20:36:18 +0100

What I miss in all the answers is focus on recovery. Nice to train on
backup-scripts, but if your scripts run well you don't need that.
I never accept a consultancy-assignment 'to create a backup plan', or to
'implement backup scripts' or whatever backup-focused objective one can
think of.

It is RECOVERY that counts! How much time is there allowed to
restore/recover a database? That is the ultimate objective. When that
constraint is known and agreed upon, one can start thinking of backup
scenarios needed to support the recovery task, meeting the constraint.

Training on backup scripts is nice, training various recovery scenarios
is MANDATORY. If disaster strikes your system, you need to be familiar
with the recovery, or you will be lost.

Just my $0.02

Best regards,

Carel-Jan Engel

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. (Derek Bok)

On Wed, 2004-11-17 at 17:37, dba1 mcc wrote: 

> We plan to setup RMAN on out SUN Solaris server with
> ORACLE 9ir2 databases.
> We are NOT purchase ORACLE modules for Veritas
> NETBACKUP yet.  The implementation only RMAN backup to
> hard disks.
> We ask ORACLE provide us the price quote and ORACLE
> ask 5 days to implement.  Based on my experience setup
> RMAN should NOT more than two days.  Is ORACLE 5 days
> request reasonable?
> Following are ORACLE suggestion:
> 1. Engagement Kick-Off Meeting (&#189; day)
>    a. Team member introductions and role definition
>    b. Review of engagement Objectives and Scope
>    c. Overview of the RMAN architecture 
> 2. Re-Link Oracle with the necessary libraries to
> support RMAN.  
> This task may require several hours of downtime on the
> affected system.
> 3. Install or create the necessary RMAN scripts to
> backup and maintain RMAN backups in the customers
> environment.  Participants will be trained on these
> scripts and may participate in writing specialized
> scripts for their environment  (2 days)
> 4. Perform backup and recovery testing for common
> Recovery scenarios (3 days)
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