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Jun 06, 2010 at 02:33 PM

BRTOOLS with tape continuation for large database



I have a R/3 database of 2TB which needs to be copied onto a new staging server for upgrade.

The problem I am facing is that I dont have any space in the SAN(storage) for taking the backup on disk.

So the only option I have is to take backups on tape.

Even tried backup with compress mode on tape but ended up with CPIO error for handling larger than 2GB files(note 20577).

And Since the database size is 2TB and the tapes I have hold 800GB I would have to use multiple tapes.

Since my some of the files in the database like *DATA_1 range between 6GB to 10GB CPIO cannot

handle files larger than 2GB as per note 20577.

So I had to change the parameter tape_copy_cmd = dd in init<sid>.sap.

But DD will end once the end of tape is reached with a error message thereby failing my backup.

Please help me get out of this situation.