How to install and configure the Oracle Agent on a Oracle Server in Backup Exec 11d and later

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How to install and configure the Oracle Agent on a Oracle Server in Backup Exec


To install Oracle agent on a remote server: 
1. Open the Backup Exec console.
2. Click on Tools > Licence Keys and Installation > click Remote Install (Only)
On Next page insert licence number for Oracle Agent for Windows and Linux server > Add the remote server > Complete the installation.
Once installation is completed restart the Remote Oracle server.
 After the remote server is restarted, please follow the steps below to configure the Oracle agent:
1. On the taskbar of the remote  server on which the Remote Agent is installed, click Start >All Programs > Symantec Backup Exec for Windows Servers > Backup Exec Remote Agent Utility.
When the Remote Agent Utility is running, an icon appears in the system tray.  Double-click this icon to view the utility.

2. Click the Oracle tab. Any instances that currently exist on the computer appear on the tab.  Edit or delete these instances, or view information about the instances.

3. Do one of the following:

a.To add an Oracle instance -Click New.  >Go to step 4.
b.To edit an existing Oracle instance- Select the instance to edit. Click Edit. Go to step 4.
  To delete an Oracle instance-Select the instance to delete, and then click Delete. Go to step 5.

4. Complete the appropriate options as follows:

Local instance name : To add an instance, enter the name of the Oracle instance. If editing an instance, the instance name cannot be changed.

Note For Oracle RAC nodes, enter the name of each physical node  and the name of the virtual node. The virtual node name appears on the media server in the Backup Selections tree, under Oracle Real Application Clusters. The name is in the format RAC-<dbname>-<dbid>, where db name is the database name, and dbid is the database ID.

User name : Type the user name for the Oracle instance.  If the credentials for the Oracle instance change, you must update the credentials in this field.  For Oracle RAC nodes, enter the same set of credentials for all of the nodes.

Password : Type the password for the Oracle instance user name.

Confirm password : Type the password again to confirm it.

Use recovery catalog : Check Use recovery catalog if you plan to use the Oracle recovery  catalog.  The Oracle Agent supports the use of the RMAN recovery catalog to manage the backup, restore, and recovery of Oracle databases.  If choosing not to use a recovery catalog, RMAN uses the target  database control file as the sole repository of meta data.

TNS name : Type the Oracle Net Service name.  User name Type the user name for the Oracle recovery catalog.

Password : Type the password for the Oracle recovery catalog.

Confirm password : Type the password for the recovery catalog again to confirm it.

Media server name or IP address : For DBA-initiated jobs, type the name or IP address of the Backup Exec media server to send the DBA-initiated backup jobs.  Use the same form of name resolution for all operations.  For example, when using the IP address of this computer for backup  operations, the IP address for restore operations must also be used. If the full computer name is used for backup operations, the full computer name must be used for restore operations too.

Job template name :  Type the name of the Backup Exec job template for the DBA-initiated job to use for backup and restore operations. Create the job template on the DBA-initiated Job Settings dialog box on the Backup Exec media server.  If a job template is not specified, the default job template is used.

5. Click OK.


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