SAPDBA and Oracle DB overview

Oracle Database in SAP overview


NOTE: SAPDBA 6.20 for Oracle is still available for Oracle 9i, it is no longer being developed. Therefore, it is recommend you to use the BR*Tools instead You can upgrade from SAPDBA 6.20 to SAPDBA6.40


We can classify BR*Tools as functional, help, batch, and interactive tools:

Type Tool Description
Functional BRBACKUP, BRARCHIVE, BRRESTORE, BRRECOVER, BRSPACE, and BRCONNECT Perform actions directly on the database
  • BRTOOLS is the menu program that can call all other functional tools interactively
  • BRTOOLS and BRCONNECT are also called internally:

BRTOOLS is called by BRBACKUP, BRARCHIVE, and BRRESTORE for backup, restore, and verification.

BRCONNECT is called by BRBACKUP  to monitor the database during a backup

Batch BRBACKUP, BRARCHIVE, BRRESTORE, BRCONNECT Only run on their own in batch, without menus.

We can call them interactively with BRTOOLS.

Interactive BRSPACE, BRRECOVER, BRTOOLS Run interactively with their own menus.

BRSPACE and BRRECOVER can also run in batch mode.

Note: The BR*Tools are installed automatically on the database server in the directory /usr/sap/<SAPSID>/SYS/exe/run.

May 21, 2014 · Sanjay · No Comments
Posted in: 4. SAPDBA

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