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Troubleshooting Backups External to the Database Machine (Doc ID 1275894.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database Products > Exadata > Database Machine
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document describes how to troubleshoot backup performance when backups are taken external to the Database Machine, such as to Tape or Virtual Tape

Troubleshooting Steps

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In this Document
Troubleshooting Steps
 --- Purpose ---
 --- Scope ---
 --- Troubleshooting Backups External to the Database Machine ---
 Verify the bus and device speeds from the database nodes through to the tape drives
 Database Nodes
 Media Servers
 Tape Drives
 Verify the transfer rate into the Media Server
Reading the data off the Exadata Storage Cells
 What does this do to the memory used by RMAN?
Verify the correct network is being used for the backup
 Handling BigFile Tablespaces

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