|Oracle9i Recovery Manager Reference
Release 1 (9.0.1)
Part Number A90136-02
RMAN Commands , 25 of 60
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A subclause specifying the type of storage for a backup or copy.
Keywords and Parameters
Specifies disk storage.
Specifies a sequential I/O device or access method for storage. The syntax and semantics of sequential I/O device types are platform-specific. Example values are
sbt_tape (with or without quotes). These values are synonymous. The media_device variable specifies a media management device such as a third-party tape subsystem interface. Note that media device names are not case sensitive.
sbt variable is legal as input, but RMAN output always displays its synonym
sbt_tape. It is stored in the catalog as
sbt_tape for backwards compatibility.
Allocating a Tape Channel: Example
This example allocates a maintenance channel for a media management device:
ALLOCATE CHANNEL FOR MAINTENANCE DEVICE TYPE sbt;
Backing Up to Disk: Example
This example backs up the database to disk:
BACKUP DEVICE TYPE DISK DATABASE;
Restoring from Disk and Tape: Example
This example restores the database:
ALLOCATE CHANNEL t1 DEVICE TYPE 'sbt_tape';