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Oracle Secure Backup (OSB) : How To Quickly Test A Backup That Spans Multiple Volumes (Doc ID 1540976.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 02, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Secure Backup - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Sometimes it can be handy to test a backup that spans multiple tape volumes (ex. after the initial installation and configuration of a media server), just to check if OSB is able to auto-load new media when encountering the end of a tape.

To test this, you don't need to write several hundreds of gigabytes (most modern tape drives have a huge capacity) to test this. By specifying the -K option to obtar(1), one can temporarily generate an early EOT (end-of-tape) after writing 1 MB of data, using the mask value "10".

For more details on the obtar options for OSB version 10.4.0.x consult the online documentation Link :



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