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
About NetBackup for Oracle troubleshooting steps
When troubleshooting NetBackup for Oracle problems, the following items are referred to as the API:
To perform this procedure, ensure that NetBackup is properly installed and configured:
To perform general troubleshooting steps
- When verifying your installation, ensure that the NetBackup for Oracle binaries exist.
On UNIX, these are located in /usr/openv/netbackup/bin.
The binaries are as follows:
- For the Backup, Archive, and Restore interface and the Oracle Intelligent Policy, verify that the following binaries exist.
On Windows: install_path\NetBackup\bin\bpdbsbora.exe
On Windows: install_path\NetBackup\bin\bpubsora.exe
On Windows: install_path\NetBackup\bin\dbsbrman.dll
On UNIX: /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bpdbsbora
On UNIX: /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bpubsora
On UNIX: /usr/openv/lib/libdbsbrman.so (libdbsbrman.sl on HP-UX)
- Check that both the NetBackup server and client software work properly. That is, check that normal operating system files can be backed up and restored from the client. The NetBackup client must be running the same version of software as the NetBackup server.
- The logs can become very large, especially bpdbm. Ensure that enough free disk space exists in the log directory disk partition.
- The VERBOSE level must be 5.
Check that the following NetBackup log directories exist:
On the Windows client: bpdbsbora, bporaexp, bporaimp, bpubsora, dbclient, bphdb, bpfis, bplist, and bpcd.
On the UNIX client: bpdbsbora, bporaexp (or boraexp64), bporaimp (or boraimp64), bpubsora, dbclient, bphdb, bpfis, and bpcd. These directories must have 777 permissions.
On the master server: bprd and bpdbm.
On the host with the storage unit: bpbrm and bptm.
- On UNIX, confirm the
/usr/openv/netbackup/logs/user_opsdirectory and the subdirectories have 777 permissions. They must exist and be accessible for the applications to operate correctly.