RE: RMAN restart

  • From: "Jeremiah Wilton" <jeremiah@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'Oracle-L Freelists'" <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 09:26:02 -0800

Here's the right URL.  Sorry for the mangled one before.



Jeremiah Wilton

ORA-600 Consulting

Recoveries - Consulting - Seminars - Hiring <> 




From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Wolfson Larry - lwolfs
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 7:40 AM
To: bnsarma@xxxxxxxxx; Oracle-L Freelists
Subject: RE: RMAN restart


Thanks BN, Jeremiah!


Brought this to attention of other DBAs.  Will see how it helps.



DB with most problems is large SAP system using 8.1.7.


  most of our larger DBs are using BCV splits






From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of BN
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 9:08 AM
To: Oracle-L Freelists
Subject: Re: RMAN restart



IF you can  use Tablespace backup instead of Full backup, and when ever a
Tablespace backup is complete  its good to go.


If it breaks, start with the rest of the tables. BTW  you can start the
netbackup command from your RMAN backup script.


Modify your  RMAN script to accept a file name  (rman_backup_script -f
<left_over_tbs> with getopts or some other mechanisim,

When you pass a file name with Tablespace(s) you need to backup, the script
does that only.


IF no file is specified , it does all the Tablespaces you specified or again
you can choose another file  which  has a list of Tablespace names.


Test your process by recovering.




Regards & Thanks



On 3/21/06, Jeremiah Wilton <jeremiah@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: 

The orthodox way to restart a backup in RMAN is with the NOT BACKED UP
specification to the BACKUP command.  Your initial backup can be issued with

a command such as:


This feature only backs up those datafiles that have not already been backed
up in the past 24 hours, i.e. those that the failed backup didn't get. 

Whatever scheduler ran it (cron, Veritas) can restart it with the same exact
command if the it exits nonzero the first time.  I think this is more or
less what Oracle would say is their restartability feature. 

The 9iR2 documentation for this feature is here:


It is available in RMAN 9i and above.
Jeremiah Wilton
ORA-600 Consulting
Recoveries - Consulting - Seminars - Hiring 

-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Eddy Frances 

I think you can't restart an RMAN backup.  When was
your last full backup with RMAN? and can't you just do
an incremental backup?

--- Wolfson Larry <lawrence.wolfson@xxxxxxxxxx > wrote:
> Anyone have any tips about re-starting RMAN with
> netbackup?
> Is it possible to re-start from where backup died?


Regards & Thanks

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