Veritas NetBackup™ for Oracle Administrator's Guide
- NetBackup for Oracle QuickStart
- Installing NetBackup for Oracle
- About linking Oracle RMAN with NetBackup for UNIX
- Linking Oracle RMAN with NetBackup on UNIX platforms
- Oracle policy configuration
- Preparing for NetBackup for Oracle configuration
- Instance management for an Oracle Intelligent Policy
- About Oracle Intelligent Policies (OIP)
- About script- or template-based Oracle policies
- About adding backup selections to an Oracle policy
- About configuring the run-time environment
- About creating templates and shell scripts
- About creating RMAN scripts manually
- Performing backups and restores of Oracle
- About NetBackup for Oracle backups
- About NetBackup for Oracle restores
- Redirecting a restore to a different client
- Using NetBackup for Oracle in a Microsoft Windows cluster environment
- Guided Recovery
- Troubleshooting Guided Recovery
- NetBackup for Oracle with Snapshot Client
- About NetBackup for Oracle with Snapshot Client
- How NetBackup for Oracle with Snapshot Client works
- About configuring Snapshot Client with NetBackup for Oracle
- Restoring NetBackup for Oracle from a snapshot backup
- About NetBackup for Oracle restores of volumes and file systems using snapshot rollback
- About configuring NetBackup for Oracle block-level incremental backups on UNIX
- About Snapshot Client effects
- About Oracle support for Replication Director
- Troubleshooting RMAN backup or restore errors
- Appendix A. Real Application Clusters
- Appendix B. Best practices for protecting Oracle RAC with NetBackup
- Appendix C. Deduplication best practices
- Appendix D. Snapshot Client support of SFRAC
- Appendix E. Script-based block-level incremental (BLI) backups without RMAN on UNIX and Linux systems
- Verifying installation requirements for BLI backups without RMAN
- Creating NetBackup policies for script-based BLI backup
- Creating notify scripts for BLI backups
- Performing backups and restores
- About troubleshooting backup or restore errors
- Appendix F. XML Archiver
- NetBackup for Oracle XML export and XML import
- About XML export templates and shell scripts
- Performing an XML export archive
- Restoring an XML export archive
- About redirecting a restore of an XML export archive to a different client
- Troubleshooting XML export or XML import errors
- Appendix G. Register authorized locations
Registering authorized locations used by a NetBackup database script-based policy
During a backup, NetBackup checks for scripts in the default script location and any authorized locations. The default, authorized script location for UNIX is
usr/openv/netbackup/ext/db_ext and for Windows is
install_path\netbackup\dbext. If the script is not in the default script location or an authorized location, the policy job fails. You can move any script into the default script location or any additional authorized location and NetBackup recognizes the scripts. You need to update the policy with the script location if it has changed. An authorized location can be a directory and NetBackup recognizes any script within that directory. An authorized location can also be a full path to a script if an entire directory does need to be authorized.
If the default script location does not work for your environment, use the following procedure to enter one or more authorized locations for your scripts. Use nbsetconfig to enter an authorized location where the scripts reside. You can also use bpsetconfig, however this command is only available on the master or the media server.
One recommendation is that scripts should not be world-writable. NetBackup does not allow scripts to run from network or remote locations. All scripts must be stored and run locally. Any script that is created and saved in the NetBackup
db_ext (UNIX) or
dbext (Windows) location needs to be protected during a NetBackup uninstall.
For more information about registering authorized locations and scripts, review the knowledge base article:
To add an authorized location
- Open a command prompt on the client.
- Use nbsetconfig to enter values for an authorized location. The client privileged user must run these commands.
The following examples are for paths you may configure for the Oracle agent. Use the path that is appropriate for your agent.
[root@client26 bin]# ./nbsetconfig nbsetconfig>DB_SCRIPT_PATH = /Oracle/scripts nbsetconfig>DB_SCRIPT_PATH = /db/Oracle/scripts/full_backup.sh nbsetconfig> <ctrl-D>
C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\bin>nbsetconfig nbsetconfig> DB_SCRIPT_PATH=c:\db_scripts nbsetconfig> DB_SCRIPT_PATH=e:\oracle\fullbackup\full_rman.sh nbsetconfig> <ctrl-Z>
Review the NetBackup Command Reference Guide for options, such as reading from a text file and remotely setting clients from a NetBackup server using bpsetconfig. If you have a text file with the script location or authorized locations listed, nbsetconfig or bpsetconfig can read from that text file. An entry of DB_SCRIPT_PATH=none does not allow any script to execute on a client. The none entry is useful if an administrator wants to completely lock down a server from executing scripts.
- (Conditional) Perform these steps on any clustered database or agent node that can perform the backup.
- (Conditional) Update any policy if the script location was changed to the default or authorized location.