Backing Up Oracle Databases Using the Commvault Command Line Interface

Use XML to back up Oracle databases.

Before You Begin

Optional: Limit the number of database data and log backup jobs that can simultaneously run on a client. See Throttling Backup Jobs.


  1. If you are not logged on to the CommServe computer, run the qlogin command.
  2. Download the backup_template.xml file to the computer where you will run the command.
  3. Open the backup_template.xml file, add your specific parameters, and save the file.
  4. On the command line, go to Software_Installation_Directory/Base and type the command.

    qoperation execute -af backup_template.xml -appName 'Oracle' -clientName '<client_name>' -instanceName '<dbname>' -subclientName '<subclient_name>' -backupLevel '<backup_type>'


  5. To logoff the CommServe computer, run the qlogout command.


The following command performs a full backup. In this example, the parameters are listed on the command line.

qoperation execute -af backup_template.xml -appName 'Oracle' -clientName 'client1' -instanceName 'instance1' -subclientName 'subclient1' -backupLevel 'FULL'

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