Configuring an Oracle Subclient for Cross-Platform Restore Operations

You can configure an Oracle subclient so that you can perform Oracle cross-platform restore operations.

IntelliSnap Options

If you have a snappable volume, then select the snap engine (Subclient Properties dialog box, IntelliSnap Operations tab, Available snap engines list). For more information, see

If you have a non-snappable volume, then select Native as the snap engine (Subclient Properties dialog box, IntelliSnap Operations tab, Available snap engines list).

Before You Begin

Configure an instance for the Oracle database.


  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers > client > Oracle.
  2. Right-click the instance, point to All Tasks and then click New Subclient.

    The Create New Subclient dialog box appears.

  3. On the General tab, enter the Subclient name.
  4. On the Content tab, Make the following selections:
    • Check the Data check box.
    • Select whether the backup operations:
      • To perform online backup operations, select Online Database.
      • To perform offline backup operations, select Offline Database.
    • Select the Backup Control File and Backup SP File check boxes.
  5. On the Storage Device tab from the Data Storage Policy list, select the storage policy that the software uses for data backups.
  6. On the Logs Backup tab, if this subclient is online, select the Backup Archive Log check box.
  7. On the IntelliSnap Operations tab, make the following selections:
    1. Select the IntelliSnap check box.
    2. From the Available Snap Engine list, select the snap engine.

      Note: If you have a non-snappable volume, the select Native.

    3. Select the Use RMAN Image Copy check box.
    4. In the Path box, type the fill path to the location where the software places the image copy file.
    5. Under Backup Copy Interface, select File System.
  8. Optional: Select the subclient options.

    Run scripts before or after the backup

    Uniquely identify the backup

    Exclude tablespaces from the backup

    Have the Commvault software automatically validate backup jobs performed on this subclient

  9. Click OK to close the Subclient Properties dialog box.

Last modified: 10/15/2018 3:16:02 PM