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 Oracle database instances
The Oracle Discovery Service discovers Oracle database instances in the NetBackup environment and collects them in an instance repository. You must register all the discovered instances that you want to protect by assigning them credentials. An Oracle policy accepts only registered instances.
You can register instances individually or add them to an instance group where they assume the credentials of the group. You can also manually add an instance and assign it a set of credentials at that time. The Oracle database user is required to have a certain level of credentials. The Oracle database user must have
SYSDBA privileges (based on version of Oracle).
Use the NetBackup Administration Console or the nboraadm command on the CLI to access the repository for instance registration. The nboraadm command is available on the NetBackup master server and the NetBackup clients. This command is available because users such as the DBAs may not have access to the master server. The NetBackup administrator uses nboraadm on the master server to control the list of users and clients that have access to nboraadm on the NetBackup client.
To register Oracle database instances
- In the NetBackup Administration Console, in the left pane, expand NetBackup Management > Applications > Oracle.
- The Oracle entry in the left pane contains two items:
Click Instances to display the list of instances. The list includes the names of instances that you have added and the instances that the Oracle Discovery Service has discovered. The following is an example of the screen that appears:
Click Instance Groups to create an instance group to which you can then add instances with the same credentials.
Procedures are available about how to create an instance group.
- Select one or more instances on the instance list. Use the Ctrl and Shift keys as needed to select multiple instances.
- Do one of the following:
If you have already created an instance group, selectAdd to group and register using group credentials to add the instance(s) to the group. Select the instance group name from the Instance Group pulldown menu. The instance assumes the credentials of the instance group. Click OK to continue.
Click Use Instance Credentials. Enter the instance credentials and click OK.
- The credentials are validated and a Validation Report dialog shows the results. You can save the credentials even if the validation fails. Click OK to display the Instances list again.
- Verify that the Instances list shows the date-time when you registered the instance. The instance is now available to select for an Oracle Intelligent Policy.
- Repeat for all other instances that you want registered individually or as part of an instance group.