Configuring Subclients for Control File or SP File Backups for Oracle

The Oracle control file contains the physical database structure and is required for a full system recovery (disaster recovery) scenario.

The Oracle server parameter (SP) file contains the database startup parameters and are not included in backups by default.

There are two options you can configure to automatically back up control files:

Before You Begin

Configure an instance for the Oracle database


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

    The Create New Subclient dialog box appears.

  3. On the Content tab:
    • Select the Backup Control File check box to include the control file in the backup.
    • Select the Backup SP File check box to include the SP file in the backup.
  4. Optional: Select the subclient options.

    Run scripts before or after the backup

    Uniquely identify the backup

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

  5. Click OK to close the Create New Subclient dialog box.

What to Do Next

Perform a Control File Backup for Oracle.

Last modified: 3/23/2018 7:00:55 PM