RE: RMAN and Backupexec

  • From: "Crisler, Jon" <Jon.Crisler@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <JBECKSTROM@xxxxxxxxx>, "oracle-l-freelists" <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "oracle-db-l" <oracle-db-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Arlene Gelbolingo" <Arlene.Gelbolingo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 10:35:05 -0400

I seem to remember that this is a known issue, and there is a workaround
to update a rman-related package in the 9i database.  Search Metalink.
The higher level of RMAN should be compatible to backup older versions
of Oracle, but you should not use a 9i RMAN to backup a 10g database.


From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jeffrey Beckstrom
Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 8:33 AM
To: oracle-l-freelists; oracle-db-l; Arlene Gelbolingo
Subject: RE: RMAN and Backupexec


Then why did we get a compatability error message when running 10g rman
and trying to connect to a 9i database?

>>> "Gelbolingo, Arlene" <Arlene.Gelbolingo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 9/23/08 3:53
PM >>>

You don't have to have multiple RMAN versions to backup multiple
database versions and it's not also necessary for RMAN to be in the same
server as your database is.


We have dbs from 8i to 10g that runs backup against one common RMAN
version and most of our dbs connects remotely to the rman catalog.


As I understood it  your RMAN catalog has to have the version of your
latest db. I'm not sure if you absolutely must upgrade the RMAN database
itself but I know you do need to upgrade your catalog to the latest
version of your db.



From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jeffrey Beckstrom
Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 9:57 AM
To: oracle-l-freelists; oracle-db-l
Subject: RMAN and Backupexec

We are running windows with Backupexec.  We are being told that the new
version of Backupexec uses RMAN.  The problem is that Symantec support
is telling us that can ONLY have one version of RMAN on the server at a
time.  We have Oracle 10g and 9i on the windows server.  Symantec is
telling us that backup for the 9i database is failing because it is
trying to run the 10g version of RMAN against a 9i database.


Is what Symantec is telling us true?


How can you have multiple database versions if this is true?


Jeffrey Beckstrom
Database Administrator
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
1240 W. 6th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

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