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 the bp.conf file on UNIX systems
A NetBackup for Oracle user can create a
bp.conf file in the Oracle user's home directory on the NetBackup for Oracle client host. When a NetBackup for Oracle operation is started, the user's
bp.conf file is searched before the master configuration file (
/usr/openv/netbackup/bp.conf). Any option that is found at the user level overrides the same option's setting at the master level.
Table: Options for the user bp.conf file shows the options that you can set in the user's
Table: Options for the user bp.conf file
This option specifies the name of the policy to use for the backup.
This option specifies the name of the Application Backup type of schedule to use for the backup.
This option specifies the name of the Oracle client. This name is especially useful for a redirected restore operation.
Use this option to increase the number of seconds that the Oracle client initially waits for a response from the NetBackup server. The default is the greater of 900 or CLIENT_READ_TIMEOUT.
Set to NO to disable metadata collection.
By default, metadata collection is enabled in NetBackup. Turning off metadata collection prevents NetBackup APIs and the NetBackup web UI from returning backup information about the database. Also, Guided Recovery operations do not function properly with metadata collection disabled.
Review Table: Disabling the metadata option for more information about what happens when you disable metadata collection on either the user or the master
This option specifies the name of the NetBackup master server. There can only be one SERVER option in the user
This option causes NetBackup to include more information in its debug logs.
The following table describes the effect on Oracle discovery and metadata collection when the ORACLE_METADATA setting changes in either the user or the master
Table: Disabling the metadata option
Oracle discovery is performed and metadata is collected.
Oracle discovery is performed and metadata is not collected.
Oracle discovery is not performed and metadata is collected.
Oracle discovery is not performed and metadata is not collected.
For more information, see the NetBackup System Administrator's Guide, Volume I.
The following shows example
bp.conf entries for an Oracle user:
SERVER=jupiter CLIENT_READ_TIMEOUT=900 VERBOSE=1