Oracle and TSM for Databases: Part 2

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Jun 30, 2011
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In the first installment of this series, I discussed some of the basic concepts in using Tivoli Storage Manager for Databases to backup and recover Oracle databases.  In this installment, we’ll look at how to keep TSM and Oracle in sync. When backing up a typical filespace, the TSM backup-archive (BA) client compares what files […]

Oracle and TSM for Databases: Part 1

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Feb 15, 2011
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One of the most confusing areas for TSM admins is backing up Oracle databases using TSM for Databases (frequently referred to by its old name, Tivoli Data Protection or TDP).  In this series, I’ll provide an overview of how to use TSM to backup Oracle databases, with a special emphasis on problems you may face […]

RMAN Compatibility Matrix for 11gR2

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Feb 11, 2011
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I needed to check and verify that I was in the clear moving our RMAN catalog from 10.2.0.4 to 11.2.0.1, and had to dig a little to find the current documentation.  I decided to post it here in hopes of saving someone a bit of time. Oracle’s RMAN Compatibility Matrix for 11gR2.

Cloning Oracle databases with RMAN

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Jan 4, 2011
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Some of the hats I currently wear include being the backup administrator and sometime DBA.  The two overlap, since I use IBM’s Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) to handle all of our Oracle-related backups and restores. By restoring backups of a production environment to a nonproduction one (eg, a development or testing instance), you can make […]