About the Backup Exec Oracle Agent

The Symantec Backup Exec Agent for Oracle on Windows or Linux Servers (Oracle Agent) uses Oracle’s Recovery Manager (RMAN) to protect Oracle databases. RMAN is a tool that manages the backup and restore and recovery of Oracle databases.

The following features are available with the Oracle Agent:

  • The ability to initiate backup and restore operations from Backup Exec or from the RMAN console as a Database Administrator (DBA).

    Operations that the DBA performs on the RMAN console are referred to as DBA-initiated operations. You should refer to your Oracle documentation for information about RMAN.

  • Multiple data stream support for increased performance during backup and restore operations.

  • RMAN recovery catalog support to manage the backup, restore, and recovery of Oracle databases.

  • Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) support.

The following are not supported:

  • Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) devices as storage devices for Oracle backup jobs.

  • The Oracle Management Server.

  • Oracle backup and restore jobs running on the IPv6 protocol.

More Information

About installing the Oracle Agent

Upgrading the Backup Exec Oracle Agent

Configuring the Oracle Agent on Windows computers and Linux servers

About the Backup Exec Oracle Agent