Legato Storage Manager Command Reference Guide
Release 9.0.1 for Windows 2000 and Windows NT

Part Number A90175-01


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This Legato Storage Manager Command Reference Guide contains complete information on the commands to use with Legato Storage Manager (LSM) for Oracle data storage management. It describes the commands for setting up and configuring the LSM software and resources. It also provides details on the commands for managing the Oracle backup data, devices, media, and the LSM online index files.

This preface contains these topics:


The information in this guide is for system administrators and Oracle database administrators (DBAs) who are responsible for maintaining Oracle Server backup and recovery systems using LSM. It includes information on configuring an Oracle data storage management system using LSM for Oracle9i level servers on Windows 2000 and Windows NT.

You need a working knowledge of Oracle concepts and terminology, especially as related to Oracle database backup and recovery, to use this guide effectively. This guide does not include LSM installation instructions. For information on installing LSM, refer to the Oracle Server Installation Guide for your particular system. For more information on configuring LSM, refer to the Legato Storage Manager Administrator's Guide.


This document contains:

Chapter 1, "Introduction"

This chapter introduces you to the LSM commands provided as part of the LSM Server software. It describes the six different categories of LSM commands and lists the manual pages in Chapter 2 that provide detailed descriptions of each LSM command.

Chapter 2, "LSM Commands"

This chapter includes a set of manual pages describing each available LSM command. Each manual page provides details on the correct LSM command syntax, the LSM resources that you can configure, and specific examples of how to use the LSM commands to configure and manage the LSM Server and perform backup and restore operations.

Related Documentation

This document provides Legato Storage Manager usage and configuration information. For more information on installation, configuration, and tuning recommendations for a production database system, refer to the following manuals:

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The following conventions apply to text in this guide:


Monospace type indicates Windows command-line commands, directory names, path names, and file names. 

brackets [ ] 

Words enclosed in brackets indicate key names (for example, Press [Return]). Note that brackets have a different meaning when used in command syntax. 


Italic type indicates a variable, including variable portions of filenames, document titles, or emphasis. 


Uppercase letters indicate Structured Query Language (SQL) statements, initialization parameters, or environment variables. 

Command syntax is shown in monospace font in this guide. The following conventions apply to command syntax:

backslash \ 

A backslash indicates a command that is too long to fit on a single line. Enter the line as printed (with a backslash) or enter it as a single line without a backslash:
dd if=/dev/rdsk/c0t1d0s6 of=/dev/rst0 bs=10b \

braces { } 

Braces indicate required items: .DEFINE {macro1} 

brackets [ ] 

Brackets indicate optional items: cvtcrt termname [outfile]

Note that brackets have a different meaning when used in regular text. 

ellipses ... 

Ellipses indicate an arbitrary number of similar items:
CHKVAL fieldname value1 value2 ... valueN 


Italic type indicates a variable. Substitute a value for the variable: library_name 


Monospace type indicates commands or text you type: connect  

monospace italic 

Monospace italic type indicates commands or text you type and need to substitute a variable: nwadmin -s server-name  

vertical line | 

A vertical line indicates a choice within braces or brackets:
SIZE filesize [K|M] 

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