The image for each platform contains all necessary tools, documentation, and software to install and operate Oracle Secure Backup on the selected platform.
You can access the installation files from a downloaded file from the following product site:
Refer to Oracle Secure Backup Licensing Information for licensing terms.
Supported platforms, web browsers, NAS devices, tape drives, and tape libraries are listed at the following URL:
You can upgrade only Oracle Secure Backup 10.4.0.3 or Oracle Secure Backup 12.1 to Oracle Secure Backup 12.2. If you are using an earlier version, then you must upgrade to Oracle Secure Backup 12.1 prior to upgrading to Oracle Secure Backup 12.2.
Oracle Secure Backup 12.2 is backward compatible with Oracle Secure Backup 12.1 clients only.
Oracle Secure Backup 12.2 supports Oracle Secure Backup 12.1 features and is interoperable with its functionality.
All media servers must be at the Oracle Secure Backup 12.2 version level.
Access to any new commands and options introduced in Oracle Secure Backup 12.2 are not supported from a 12.1 client. The new commands must be accessed from an Oracle Secure Backup 12.2 host or via the Oracle Secure Backup Web Tool.
A database backup to a cloud storage device from an Oracle Secure Backup 12.1 client is not supported. That backup is restricted to disk or tape.
The new 126.96.36.199 backup compression levels are not supported on an Oracle Secure Backup 12.1 client.
Oracle Secure Backup Installation and Configuration Guide for more information on Client Backward Compatibility
Oracle Secure Backup Installation and Configuration Guide for more information on how to upgrade Oracle Secure Backup 12.1 to Oracle Secure Backup 12.2
New staging commands let you temporarily store one or more backup image instances in a disk pool storage container in preparation for automatically copying or moving the backup image instances to another container. For example, a backup instance can be moved from a disk pool to a tape volume or a cloud container.
Staging can involve multiple backup image instances, and can be configured to run based on specified conditions.
Oracle Secure Backup now supports backup to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic. Backup data can be written to either Oracle Cloud Object Storage or Archive Storage. Oracle Cloud storage is accessed and managed using Oracle Secure Backup cloud storage devices in a manner similar to other Oracle Secure Backup devices.
All backup data is securely written to cloud storage devices by encrypting the backup data at the client host, with encryption keys being managed by the Oracle Secure Backup administrative server.
Cloud storage devices can also be used as targets for staging, which allows you to back up your data to a faster disk pool and then move it to the cloud.
You can also copy backup instances from Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Archive Storage Classic for long-term retention.
Oracle Secure Backup software compression has been enhanced to offer multiple levels of compression:
high. These new options are more efficient, in terms of compression ratio and speed, than the existing compression method using the obtar
-Z option. (Note that as of Oracle Secure Backup 12c Release 2 (188.8.131.52), new backups are not allowed to compress data using the obtar
-Z option. The
-Z option is retained only for use in restoring older compressed legacy backups with the restore command.)
Backups are compressed based on the value of the
--compression option as part of the
mksched command at the job level and as part of the
mkhost command at the host level. It can also be specified at the domain level using the
backupcompression global policy.
This section lists the bugs that have been fixed in Oracle Secure Backup 184.108.40.206
Table 1-1 Oracle Secure Backup 220.127.116.11 Fixed Bugs
|17721345||CREATE UTILITY THAT UPGRADES WEB SERVER KEY AND CERTIFICATE.|
|18222820||DISK DELETION FAILS IF MEDIASERVER IS REMOVED FROM THE DOMAIN.|
|18312851||BACKUP TO ZFS FILER DISKPOOL FAILS WITH ALTERED BLOCKING FACTOR|
|18355199||ON ADMIN HOST, UNINSTALL/KEEP DATA DOES NOT ENTIRELY REMOVE THE APACHE DIRECTORY|
|18677982||CHUSER - WINDOWS DOMAINS: LOGINS THAT ARE NOT PASSWORD PROTECTED ARE MIS-HANDLED|
|19126023||HELP MESSAGE MISSING FOR <TEXT> TAG FOR RPYJOB OBTOOL COMMAND|
|20889726||OBTAR -Z ON NDMP TAPE THROWS "UNABLE TO USE CURRENT VOLUME: BARCODE REQUIRED"|
|21974986||DIAGNOSTIC ENHANCEMENT: OBCM TESTS SHOULD RETAIN INTERMEDIATE CLIENT LOGS.|
|22096715||BACKUP HANGS/FAILS DURING CATALOG COPY IF LOCAL RDMA CONNECTION IS USED.|
|22283586||DOS IN THE SECURE BACKUP OBSCHEDULED DAEMON.|
|22385055||TBRSFPSECUREINPUT FAILURE: PLEASE ENTER DATA ... PARSED BY THE SECURE_INPUT STEP|
|22536209||RATAPE - [ERROR] BACKUP OBJECT ID = 0|
|23718641||SOLARIS.X64 - SERVICE DAEMON IS NOT STARTED WHEN HOST IS REBOOTED|
|23724910||WEB TOOL DOESN'T RESTORE CORRECTLY USING AN "AS OF" DATE|
|24340005||INSTALLER: USE NETSTAT TO REPORT ERROR IF PORTS 400 AND 10000 ARE USED.|
|24447393||LINUX INSTALL: OSB TEMP DIRECTORY SHOULD DEFAULT TO THE WRAPPER TEMP DIRECTORY.|
|24525401||RMINSTANCE COMMAND HELP TEXT DOES NOT SHOW --UUID OPTION.|
|24757210||BACKUP OF NONEXISTENT "/STEVE/BIN" DIRECTORY REPORTS BACKUP OF /BIN CONTENTS|
|24790639||IDENTIFYVOL AND IMPORTVOL --IDENTIFY LEAVES ARCHIVES DATABASE IN INCORRECT STATE|
|24925890||ENHANCEMENT: DO NOT DELETE APACHE CONFIGURATION DIRECTORY IN CERTAIN SCENARIOS.|
|25084206||OSB WEBUI DISPLAY IS IMPROPER WHILE SHOWING CONFIGURED DEVICES|
|25136518||WINDOWS.X64: DURING INSTALL, CONFIGURATION SCRIPT SHOULD BE USED TO APPLY ACLS.|
|25142852||MOVE EOB WRITE TO DATA SERVICE FOR CATALOG ON TAPE|
|25217822||CAN'T EDIT A TRIGGER VIA THE WEB TOOL|
|25248364||REDESIGN THE WEB TOOL MENUS TO PROVIDE EASIER NAVIGATION.|
|25292555||WEB TOOL - FIX FORMATTING OF SCHEDULE PAGE|
|25293502||CREATE VSS SUPPORT SCRIPT|
|25317720||SBT NOT REPORTING AUTOCONTROL, INCREMENTAL SBTOBJECT TYPES|
|25341698||AFTER 12.1 -> 12.2 UPGRADE, CERTIFICATE FILES REMAIN AFTER A CLEAN UNINSTALL.|
|25353474||THE SCHEDULER'S PREVIEW CALENDAR DISPLAYS THE WRONG YEAR FOR THE MONTH|
|25353612||WEBUI - EDITING A TRIGGER CAN DELETE THE TRIGGER.|
|25381091||OB_ROBOTS UPDATE FOR THE QUANTUM I3-I6 LIBRARY NEED TO BE ADDED TO LABELS|
|25388193||UPDATE HTTPS CERTIFICATES (REMOVE SHA-1)|
|25389496||DURING A 12.1.02 -> 12.10.3 UPGRADE, TRANSCRIPT FILES COULD BE LOST.|
|25444532||CERTAIN CONFIGURATION STEPS SHOULD BE EXECUTED IN ALL INSTALL SEQUENCES.|
|25456512||OBPOOLMGR DELETING ACTIVE BACKUP IMAGES AS ORPHANS WHEN DELETEDISKORPHANS = YES|
|25499198||CPINSTANCE FAILS WHILE PROCESSING BACKUP NAMES CONTAINING A PERIOD "."|
|25505032||INSTALL FAILS WITH SCRIPT ERROR ON "NON-ENGLISH" VERSIONS OF WINDOWS.|
|25510588||OSB 18.104.22.168.0 DUPLICATES BACKUP JOBS SOME MINUTES AFTER THE SCHEDULED JOB|
|25518184||WEBUI SETTING THE USER OPTION IN A SCHEDULE OR ON DEMAND BACKUP|
|25523977||OSB RAW RESTORE WITH GUI DON'T TAKE EFFECT REPLACEEXISTING AND REPLACEINUSE|
|25552602||INTERNAL ENHANCEMENT: PRIOR_OSB_VERSION SHOULD BE SET IN OBCONFIG_OSB_VERSION.|
|25557396||SUPPORT FOR HP LTO-7 NEEDS TO BE ADDED TO OB_DRIVES AFTER QUAL TESTING|
|25638709||LINUX/UNIX INSTALLER: ADD SUPPORT FOR "--INSTALL_ROLE CLIENT" PARAMETER|
|25649909||SPANNED DB BACKUPS TO BE HANDLED WELL DURING UPGRADE - OSB 10.4 TO 12.1|
|25660448||LINUX/UNIX INSTALLER SHOULD CONTAIN KEYSTORE PASSWORD WARNING.|
|25674962||IN CERTAIN SCENARIOS, MISSING REQUIRED DATA IS NOT FLAGGED IMMEDIATELY.|
|25715098||OBCTL SHOULD FAIL WITH A CLEAR ERROR MESSAGE IF USER IS NOT ADMIN.|
|25733221||PIECES NOT BEING REMOVED AFTER REQUESTED WITH AND WITHOUT CONFIRMATION FROM OSB|
|25733986||"OBCTL RESTART" COMMAND FAILS ON WINDOWS.X64 ADMIN HOST.|
|25918381||RESTORE POSITIONING DOES NOT WORK FOR FILE SERVICE|
|26000341||CHANGE NAME OF RESTORE PAGE FROM "NEW RESTORE" TO "ADD RESTORE PATH"|
|26030301||CONCURRENT RMAN RESTORES FAILING WITH 'ERROR WAITING FOR RESOURCE'|
|26080531||CHANGE VOLUME ROTATION POLICY VIA OB BUI STARTS RUNAWAY PROCESS, FILLS /TMP|
|26107959||WEB TOOL CATALOG RESTORE OF WINDOWS FILES PREPENDS THE DIRECTORY NAME TWICE.|
|26360438||WINDOWS.X64: ADMIN HOST INSTALL FAILS WHEN USING ALTERNATE DB DIRECTORY.|
|26401894||WINDOWS.X64: "OBCTL RESTART" FAILS WITH "INTERNAL ERROR -6".|
|26849757||TITLE ELEMENT FOR EACH WEB TOOL PAGE SHOULD DESCRIBE ITS PURPOSE|
|26910909||ERROR: VOLUME <VOLUME> NOT FOUND FOR RECOVERY - OBJECT NOT FOUND|
|26913212||ERROR: CAN'T PASS ARGUMENTS TO OSB NDMP FILE SERVICE-CONNECTION NOT AUTHORISED|
|26949396||CHANGE DEFAULT FREE SPACE GOAL TO 75%|
|26993026||BYTES RECIEVED OVERFLOWS OUTPUT - INCORRECT RECIEVED BYTES REPORTED|
This section discusses Oracle Secure Backup release 22.214.171.124 outstanding bugs and known issues.
The cloud/segmentsize policy setting is in bytes only. The minimum size of 1024 bytes is not enforced when setting the policy. The default size is 10485760 bytes.
Input for the cloud/segmentsize policy needs to be in bytes.
A backup or copy instance job fails when the target cloud container has reached its storage quota and there are expired backup image instances in the cloud container. The expired instances are not automatically deleted from the disk pool to allow the backup or copy job to continue.
Expired backup image instances are removed from the cloud container during the midnight cleanup, after which the backup can be run again. The expired instances can also be deleted on demand with the obtool command
Backup to a cloud container fails if the media server attached to the cloud device uses an RDS/ RDMA connection.
Disable RDS on the media servers that are connected to the cloud container. The obtool command
chhost --disablerds yes hostname will disable RDS on the specified host.
If compression cannot be applied to a backup, as in the cases of an NDMP filer backup, RMAN backup, or down version client, then the backup job statistics report that “high” compression was applied.
Ignore compression status for NDMP filer backups and RMAN backups.
Modifying a client’s IP name resets the client’s compression setting.
Reset the client’s compression setting after changing its IP name.
The Windows install fails if the user requests a temp directory other than the default and that temp directory does not exist.
Create the temporary directory before running the installer.
RMAN encrypted backup instances written directly to a cloud device cannot be catalogued and restored into a another Oracle Secure Backup domain.
Write RMAN encrypted backups to a disk pool and then copy the backup instances to a cloud device. That cloud device can be cataloged into another domain.
A copy instance or copy from stage job fails if the target device is a cloud device and the media server attached to the source device is not connected to the cloud.
The media server that is attached to the source device must also be attached to the target cloud device.
Cataloguing a Cloud Archive device with the Oracle Secure Backup
catalog command is not supported in this release.
The backup instances contained in a Cloud Archive container can be recovered by restoring the
lsdev –long command takes a long time to time out when there are cloud devices in the domain.
lsdev –long command must be run from the administrative server or a media server that is connected to the cloud.
The Windows 2016 native tape driver automatically reclaimed the tape device, rendering the tape device unusable by Oracle Secure Backup.
There is no workaround at this time to disable Window’s automatic reclaiming of the tape device. This issue does not affect disk pool devices or cloud devices.
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