Wednesday, November 02, 2005

How to install Veritas DB Agent for Oracle on Solaris

Well... it's pretty straightforward. If you install from a CD natively, it won't be a problem; if you install from a CD remotely, you need to tar the whole CD first and untar into a temporary directory in the target box as root. Simply run 'install' shell script and complete the installation by following the steps.

After the installation, you need to make a symbolic link for the Media Manager library in the Oralce home.

$ > cd $ORACLE_HOME/lib
$ > ln -s /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/libobk.so64.1

However, there is no need to relink the Oracle executable as some doc. ask you to do so. When you make a call in RMAN, the library will be linked dynamically by Oracle.

To test the connectivity, run RMAN:

RMAN> run {
2> allocate channel ch1 device type 'sbt_tape' parms 'ENV=(NB_ORA_POLICY=ipdev_oracle,NB_ORA_SERV=maple)';
3> }

allocated channel: ch1
channel ch1: sid=27 devtype=SBT_TAPE
channel ch1: VERITAS NetBackup for Oracle - Release 5.1 (2004043016)
released channel: ch1

A successful installation!

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