1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 6, 2012 8:13 AM by Dcooksey-Oracle RSS

    OSB Restore to diff server

    raja.yogi
      Hi Gurus,

      We have two OSB server in diff location(Ex DC and DR), pls clear my below querys,

      1) How i can restore a media backup which has been taken from Primary (DC) to another (DR) server?

      2) How to assign a media to a particular media family ?

      3) How to restore a data from an expired media?

      4) How to manually expire a media for reuse?

      Waiting for your response.....

      Thanks,
      Yogiboy
        • 1. Re: OSB Restore to diff server
          Dcooksey-Oracle
          *1) How i can restore a media backup which has been taken from Primary (DC) to another (DR) server?*
          -- Assuming each location has a different OSB catalog. Import the volume, then backup metadata into OSB catalog then you should be able to restore in alternate domain:
          http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E26569_01/doc.104/e21480/obtool_commands.htm#autoId40
          --import/-m
          Reads each backup image label on each volume. You can use this option if you are importing volumes from another administrative domain. This option requires specification of a tape drive. This option imports information regarding the tape into volumes and archive catalogs. To import backup metadata stored in the tape, use --obtaropt with the -G option.

          http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E26569_01/doc.104/e21480/ap_obtar.htm#CEGGACDE
          Example B-16 Cataloging a File-System Backup Image
          Example B-17 Cataloging an RMAN Backup Image

          2) How to assign a media to a particular media family ?
          --- You can prelabel tapes, but why do you want to? When a backup operation is kicked off, OSB automatically chooses a tape of same media family or if unlabeled tape is used...OSB automatically labels it with appropriate media family

          3) How to restore a data from an expired media?
          --- If tape has not been overwritten, then OSB still has information about the tape and will restore from it as usual.

          4) How to manually expire a media for reuse?
          --- force unlabel the tape : http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E26569_01/doc.104/e21480/obtool_commands.htm#autoId150

          Donna