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Preface

Audience
Additional Reading
Document Conventions
Full and Partial Backups
Type Conventions
Command Syntax
Notes
Other Conventions
Technical Support Information
Documentation Sales and Client Relations

1 Features and Architecture

Introduction
Database Restore vs. Database Recovery
Performance
Error Checking
Report Generation and Job Administration
Enterprise Backup Utility Architecture
Component Layers
Understanding EBU Job Steps
Steps steps common to all EBU jobs:
Register jobs:
Backup jobs (excluding BACKUP CATALOG):
Backup Catalog job
Restore jobs (Excluding RESTORE CATALOG)
Restore Catalog:
New Features in Release 2.2
Available with Oracle 7.3.4
GUI Interface through OEM - Backup Manager, EBU Sub-System
Oracle Parallel Server Aware
National Language Enabled
NT Availability
Restore Ease of Use
Archivelog Improvements
Logging to Console and EBU log file
EBU, RMAN, and Oracle8

2 Installing and Setting Up EBU

Installing and Setting Up EBU in a Target Database
Database Module for Oracle
Authorizing Target Database Backups
EBU_DB_LOGIN
Privileges
Setting Up the EBU Catalog
First-Time EBU Installation
All EBU Installations are Upgraded Together
Target Databases are Upgraded at Different Times
Enterprise Backup Utility Privileges
UNIX Execution Permission
NT Execution Permissions
The Instance Manager
Target Database Privileges

3 Invoking EBU and Registering Target Databases

Enterprise Backup Utility Usage
Overview for Using the Utility
Invoking the Utility
Command Line Options
Specifying UNIX Path Names
Specifying Path Names
Registering a Target Database
Using the register Command
Target Database Specifiers
Autoregistration
Invoking obackup for pre-2.2 Compatibility
obackup Restrictions
Troubleshooting Target Database Connect Problems

4 Backing Up a Database

Performing Backups
Backup Command Scripts
Offline Backup Command Scripts
Backup Types and Strategies
Database State During Backup
Offline Backup
startup_pfile
Online Backup
Completeness of Backup
Datafile Backup
include_dbfile
allow_corrupt
Control File Backup
Archived Redo Log Backup
arch_per_bfs
arch_copies
Deleting Backed-Up Log Files
Archived Logs and Oracle Parallel Server
EBU Catalog Backups
Read-Only Tablespaces
Offline Tablespaces/Datafiles
Lights-Out or Unattended Backups
Online Redo Logs
Oracle Parallel Server Requirements

5 Restoring and Recovering a Database

Types of Restore
Completeness of Restore
Database state after restore
Restore Database
Restore Subset
Datafiles
Control Files
Parameter Files
Archivelog Files
Aggregate Restores
Restore Database Consistent
Restoring Offline Datafiles
Point-In-Time Restore
Recover
How Recovery Works
Point-In-Time Recovery
Resetlogs
Restoring to a Different Host
Archivelog Restore
Remap
Performing Restore and Recovery
Restoring a Database Subset
How Restore Works
Examples
Sample restore Scripts

6 Improving Performance

Parallel Operations
Multiplexing
Description
Criteria for Multiplexing
Factor Analysis
Scenario 1
Scenario 2
Scenario 3
Scenario 3
Disk Striping
Multiplexing and Restore
Archivelog Multiplexing
Number of Outstanding I/O Requests Per File
Using Multiple EBU Jobs

7 The EBU Catalog

Information Stored in the EBU Catalog
Structural Information
Runtime Information
Updating Information for Target Databases
Sizing of Catalog Database
The ebutool Utility
Job Administration
Cancellation
Invalidation
Deletion
Usage
Keywords
Backing Up and Restoring the EBU Catalog
Catalog Backup
Catalog Restore
Creating or Upgrading the EBU Catalog

8 Managing and Troubleshooting

Enterprise Backup Utility Privileges
Database Security
The EBU Parameter File
The EBU Instance Manager
Invoking the Instance Manager
Instance Manager Functions
Instance Manager Operation
Stopping and Restarting the Instance Manager
Instance Manager Environment Variables
BRD_TOT_TIME
BRD_SAMP_TIME
BRD_ERR_TIME
BRD_RETRIES
Troubleshooting for EBU
Enterprise Backup Utility Error and Diagnostic Manual
Informational Messages
User Errors
Operating System Errors
Internal Errors
EBU Log File
Instance Manager Log
EBU Trace File
Low Level Debugging
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Contacting Worldwide Support

A Command Script Syntax

Command Syntax Description and Specification
UNIX Special Tokens ("?" and "@")
NT Special Tokens (%key%)
Script Layout
Case Sensitivity
Comments
Quotation Marks
Backup
Purpose
Prerequisites
Keywords and Parameters
Examples
Backup Catalog
Purpose
Prerequisites
Syntax
Keywords and Parameters
Examples
Register
Purpose
Prerequisites
Syntax
Keywords and Parameters
Examples
Restore
Purpose
Prerequisites
Syntax
Keywords and Parameters
Restore Catalog
Purpose
Prerequisites
Syntax
Keywords and Parameters
Examples
<param_clause>
Purpose
Syntax
Keywords and Parameters
BNF Notation
BACKUP
BACKUP CATALOG
REGISTER
RESTORE
RESTORE CATALOG
<PARAM_CLAUSE>

B Command Script Examples

The Sample Database
Examples
Register Command Script Examples
Backup Command Script Examples
Restore Command Script Examples

C Product Limitations

Index


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