2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 15, 2008 2:28 AM by 633890 RSS

    Oracle VSS Writer Metadata Document

    633890
      Hi,
      Can anyone tell me from where I can get Oracle VSS writer metadata document?

      To just explain what a VSS writer metadata document is
      A VSS Writer metadata document tells what types of backups oracle VSS writer supports (Full\ Differential\ Incremental).
      It also tells about the various components protected ex (Databases, Archived Logs, FRA )
      It also tells how to do a recovery from a snapshot backup.
        • 1. Re: Oracle VSS Writer Metadata Document
          26741
          How about
           http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B28359_01/win.111/b32010/vss.htm#sthref397 
          ?
          • 2. Re: Oracle VSS Writer Metadata Document
            633890
            Hi,
            Thanks for you inputs.

            This document although explains about component based snapshots supported and how to do restores but I think this is still not a complete document.

            This document does not explain whether Oracle VSS writer supports differential and incremental backups which is a feature provided by VSS which can be supported by writers.
            It does not explain whether it supports partial file backup which is also a feature provided by vss which can be supported by writers.

            It does not explain or tell about anything the metadata the Oracle writer provides.

            If you search for MS SQL server writer then it provides an excellent document of 38 pages providing each and every information.

            I was looking for something similar for Oracle.

            I have tried to search for it lots but couldnt find it.