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Mar 30, 2011 at 06:45 AM

How to configure backup parallel in SAP with oracle database?


Dear SAP,

We need your suggestion on oracle database backup parallel using brbackup, our SAP system run on:

OS: UNIX - SUN Solaris SPARC 10

SAP: ECC 6.0 SR3

Database: Oracle

Our production database are growing rapidly, estimate growing is 2GB/days. Right now we backup our Production using one tape that estimated time to online backup is 4-5hours.

In there future, if we stayed this configuration. It will take long time to backup and restore it's not applicable. That's why we are planning to add more tapes during backup (4 tape parallel).

I read from, that we can configure this on $ORACLE_HOME/dbs/init<SID>.sap. in parameter:

compress = harware

backup_dev_type = tape

tape_address = (tape1, tape2, tape3, tape4)

tape_address_rew = (tape1, tape2, tape3, tape4)

My question,

If we want to backup parallel using 4 tapes, is this configuration that we need to do (init<SID>.sap) from sap side (DB13)?

Thanks and Best Regards,