[Veritas-bu] Backing up ASM

Lightner, Jeff jlightner at water.com
Fri Feb 12 10:17:15 CST 2010

Yes - you need the Oracle plugin for NetBackup.  The only supported way
to backup ASM is with Oracle's RMAN.   In our environment we create the
NetBackup policy but require the DBAs to configure RMAN.  We've been
backing up from ASM for a couple of years now.   

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Kyle Yeakley
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Subject: [Veritas-bu] Backing up ASM

Question - I have some Oracle DBAs that are backing up their database to

something called a flash recovery area using a technology called ASM. 
They tell me I can't capture that data via a standard policy because 
Oracle is writing to a raw disk device. Is there a plugin for NetBackup 
that allows me to backup a raw device? I haven't used the Flash Backup 
software, but I've read about it in the release notes and that sounds 
like what I'm looking for, but I'm not sure.

Is anyone else backing up flash recovery to tape? Mind sharing with me 
how you do it?


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