Oracle DBA

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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.

Integration

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

    Note NOTE

    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:

This graphic is explained in the accompanying text.

Prerequisites

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:

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