I apologize if this is a repeat, but my search in the forums did not yield a completely explicit answer to this question.
I'm running 184.108.40.206 64-bit on Windows Server 2008 R2. I have enabled Archivelog mode and scheduled a backup of the database to run every day (incremental) through Enterprise Manager Database Control.
I have two locations setup for Archived Redo Log Destination, one in the flash_recovery_area, and the other on the C drive. The backups have been running perfectly for several weeks.
In my flash_recovery_area, I have the following folders:
All the files in AUTOBACKUP, BACKUPSET and DATAFILE have the last modified timestamp as the last backup time. However, the ARCHIVELOG folder files (as well as the secondary location on C) have timestamps that are random. My questions is* if I can perform basic file copies via BackupExec of all the folders in the flash_recovery_area as well as the secondary Archived Redo Log Destination without interrupting the live and running database - assuming I schedule the BackupExec basic file copy job to run when the Oracle database backup is not running?
Thanks for any help.
These are OK :
What Datafile lives in this area?
I thinking the DATAFILE would be worthless since its SCN is changing.
Also if you have the other 3 types you should be able to recover.
Thanks for the quick response.
The DATAFILE folder just has backups of my SYSAUX, SYSTEM, UNDOTBS1, USERS and APEX .DBF files. I figured I would capture everything if possible, just in case.
Do you see any problems backing those up via BackupExec?