Backup - SAP Oracle iDataAgent

After you configure an instance and subclient, perform a backup.

Perform a Backup

The following section provides step-by-step instructions to perform your first full backup:

  1. From the CommCell Console, navigate to Client Computers | <Client> | SAP for Oracle | <Instance>

    Right-click the Subclient and click Backup.

  2. Select Full as backup type and Immediate to run the job immediately.

    Click OK.

  3. You can track the progress of the job from the Job Controller window of the CommCell console.

    If you are using a stand-alone drive, you are  prompted to load a specific cartridge into the drive. If you are using a library, you will not receive this prompt. The system loads the tapes automatically. Your cartridges should be appropriately labeled. This will enable you to locate the correct cartridge for a restore job, if necessary.

  4. Once the job is complete, view the details of job from the Backup History. Right-click the Subclient and select Backup History.

  5. Click OK.

  6. You can view the following details about the job by right-clicking the job:
    • Items that failed during the job
    • Items that succeeded during the job
    • Details of the job
    • Events of the job
    • Log files of the job
    • Media associated with the job

What Gets Backed Up

The SAP Oracle iDataAgent backs up the following:

  • Oracle database files, which include data files (*.dbf) and control files (*.ctl)
  • Archived redo logs
  • Parameter files (P File/SP File)
  • BR*Tools detail files
  • BR*Tools summary files

What Does Not Get Backed Up

The SAP Oracle iDataAgent does not backup Oracle application files associated with the Oracle installation.