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NetBackup Snapshot Backup

Sudheercs
Level 2

Dears,

Can someone confirm that NBU Snapshot backup needs RMAN?

If customer is using VMAX array with TimeFinder, who is responsible for taking the snaps (point in time copies)? Will it be VMAX or NBU itself will initiate a snap?

Regards,

Sudheer

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Yasuhisa_Ishika
Level 6
Partner Accredited Certified

If you intend to configure your Oracle backup using both NetBackup for Oracle and RMAN "backup proxy" command, RMAN and Snapshot Client feature are required. Snapshot Client is responsible for takeing snapshot.
Sequence of operation is detailed in docs below.

How does NetBackup for Oracle with Snapshot Client work?
- NetBackup for Oracle Administrator's Guide, page 143
http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC3672

NetBackup Snapshot Client Administrator's Guide
http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC3661

If backup is configured without NetBackup for Oracle(Oracle Agent), RMAN is not used.
Also, If backup is configured without snapshot client, NetBackup is not responsible for taking snaphosts.