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restore from offline backup , no backup logs

Hi Experts

I am restoring a database from an off line backup from tape , backup was taken three months back , backup utility is Commvault which uses brtools with the client. currently I donot see the corresponding  backup log ( beklodrv.aff) file ( 3 months old ) , according to the SAP note 1003028 which I am following needs the backup log file of the backup to start the  restore command.

Is there anyway I can get the restore started without the backup log file with brrestore/ recover command ? I have a successfull backup in tape, not sure if the log file is there and donot know how to retrive the tape if it is there.

How the log file has gone , how can keep the files in /oracle/SID/sapbackup for longer time ?

Thanks

Al Mamun

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    May 28, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Hi,

    Try to use brrestore with "-n" option. Please find the further information in the document, below;

    https://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04s/helpdata/en/0d/d3077b4a0c11d182b80000e829fbfe/frameset.htm

    Find the sample command, below;

    https://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw04s/helpdata/en/0d/d3077b4a0c11d182b80000e829fbfe/content.htm

    Best regards,

    Orkun Gedik

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  • May 28, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Hi Zahir,

    You require the beklodrv.aff and backupSID.log file in order for brtools to be able to restore as the file contains the backup ID and all the required information to restore

    Do you backup the directory /oracle/SID/sapbackup with the os backups ?

    if yes can you not retrieve the files from there ?

    Best Regards

    Marius

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