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EM 13c: Enterprise Manager 13c Cloud Control EMCLI Error: The Command Name "backup_database -customBackup" Is Not A Recognized Command (Doc ID 2757302.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2022

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager for Oracle Database - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Enterprise Manager (EM) 13.4 Cloud Control

EMCLI version: Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c EM CLI Version

Execute a backup command with emcli using this command:

emcli backup_database -customBackup -target_name="target" -target_type="rac_database" -db_cred="<value>" -db_host_cred="<value>" -scope="wholeDB" -backup_type="full"-destination_media="tape" -delete_archived_logs_after_backup -delete_obsolete -procedure_name="BACKUP_NAME" -schedule="start_time:2021/02/21 15:00;tz:PST;frequency:weekly;repeat:1w;"

Getting error:
EMCLI: Error: The command name "backup_database -customBackup" is not a recognized command.

emcli status shows Status = Configured


From <EM_BASE>/gc_inst/em/EMGC_OMS1/sysman/emcli/setup/.emcli/.emcli.log

Feb 24, 2021 11:47:42 PM oracle.sysman.emCLI.verb.LoginVerb execute
at oracle.sysman.emCLI.omsbrowser.LoginSystem.doEMLogin(
at oracle.sysman.emCLI.omsbrowser.LoginSystem.establishSession(
at oracle.sysman.emCLI.omsbrowser.OMSBrowser.getPageInternal(
at oracle.sysman.emCLI.omsbrowser.OMSBrowser.getPageCommon(
at oracle.sysman.emCLI.omsbrowser.OMSBrowser.getPage(
at oracle.sysman.emCLI.verb.LoginVerb.doLogin(
at oracle.sysman.emCLI.verb.LoginVerb.execute(
at oracle.sysman.emSDK.emCLI.CLIController.execute(



 The EMCLI login has timed out.


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