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
Querying the RMAN repository
RMAN lets you generate a number of reports relevant for backup and recovery using the report and list commands. The list command lists the contents of the recovery catalog or control file, and the report command performs a more detailed analysis.
Use the report and list commands to determine what you have backed up and what you need to back up. The information is available whether or not you use a recovery catalog.
You can use the report command to answer many different questions.
Some examples are as follows:
Which files need a backup?
Which files have not had been backed up in awhile?
Which files are not recoverable due to unrecoverable operations?
Which backup files can be deleted?
What was the physical schema of the database at some previous point in time?
The list command queries the recovery catalog and control file and produces a listing of its contents. The primary purpose of the list command is to determine the backups that are available.
You can list the following information:
Backup sets containing a backup of a specified list of data files.
Backup sets containing a backup of any data file that is a member of a specified list of tablespaces.
All backup sets or copies of all data files in the database.
Backup sets containing a backup of any archive logs with a specified name or within a specified range.
Incarnations of a specified database or of all databases that are known to the recovery catalog.
For more information on querying the RMAN repository, see your Oracle documentation.