SAP provides the tools BRBACKUP, BRARCHIVE, BRRESTORE, BRRECOVER, BRSPACE, BRCONNECT, and BRTOOLS to manage and protect the data in your Oracle database.
This section describes how to perform Oracle DBA with BR*Tools. For more information on how to work out an approach to Oracle DBA, see Approach to Oracle DBA
For more information on other tools, including the Oracle tool SQL*Plus, see Other Tools for Oracle DBA.
The BR*Tools are:
- Integrated with BRTOOLS, which is the character-based interface that calls BRBACKUP, BRARCHIVE, BRRESTORE, BRRECOVER, BRSPACE, and BRCONNECT
- Available for the operating systems UNIX and Microsoft Windows
Distinguish between the following:
- BR*Tools is the program package containing BRBACKUP, BRARCHIVE, BRRESTORE, BRRECOVER, BRSPACE, BRCONNECT, and BRTOOLS.
- BRTOOLS is the program that displays the menus from which the other BR programs are called.
As an example, the following graphic shows the integration of the backup, restore, and recovery tools:
The BR*Tools are installed automatically on the database server in the directory /usr/sap//SYS/exe/run.
We classify BR*Tools as functional, help, batch, and interactive tools: