CHAPTER 8RMAN and Tivoli Storage Manager

If you already use Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) for backing up files in your enterprise, taking the next step and using TSM to back up your Oracle database makes a lot of sense: you not only can leverage an existing data protection asset, but also get a seamless connection from Oracle’s RMAN utility to TSM. With only a few minor modifications to your RMAN scripts and a straightforward one-time TSM client installation, you won’t even know that the tape or disk drive you’re using for backup is on a different server. In your DBA role, you may never even have to run a TSM console command.

In this chapter, we’ll cover a number of topics related to TSM, the TSM client in general, and the add-on module known ...

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