BR*Tools Example: Performing a SAP on Oracle Full Backup

You can perform a full backup by using the BRBACKUP command with the UTIL_FILE or RMAN_UTIL interface. The database can be online or offline.

A full backup is the most comprehensive backup and is the baseline for incremental backups.

For information on the BRBACKUP command options, go to the SAP Help website, Command Options for BRBACKUP.

Before You Begin

  1. Optional: You can specify the media parameters in a file. For information on how to use a media parameters file, see Specifying the Media Parameters for BR*Tools Command Line Operations.
  2. Add the CvInstanceName and CvClientName parameters to one of the following files:

    For UNIX configurations, the init<SID>.utl file is under the $ORACLE_HOME/dbs directory.

    For Windows configurations, the init<SID>.utl file is under the $ORACLE_HOME\database directory.

  3. On Windows configurations, run the BRBACKUP command with the –r option.
  4. If you use the util_file (BACKINT) interface, modify the init<SID>.utl file. For details on the parameters, see Supported SAP for Oracle Util File Parameters.
  5. Optional: To have the CommCell Console authenticate the job, configure the parameters for CommCell Console third-party job authentication.


Note: If you use SAP Secure Store, replace the slash ("/") with a double slash ("//") in all examples.

UTIL_FILE Interface


RMAN_UTIL Interface

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