IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-110
April 24, 2001

Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle, V2.2 Extends the Effectiveness and Usability of Oracle8 and Oracle8i Databases

 ENUS201-110.PDF (42KB)


At a Glance

More effectively than ever before, V2.2 of Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle brings all the benefits of Tivoli Storage Manager to protecting Oracle8 and Oracle8i databases with Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN). Supporting Oracle 8.1's newly introduced RMAN Media Management API V2, this powerful application interface:

  • Saves you time with enhancements that simplify configuration and improve usability
  • Increases backup performance of slower networks
  • Frees space on the Tivoli Storage Management server
  • Increases usability and flexibility of the feature that lets you make multiple copies of backup on different media
  • Maximizes the power of Tivoli Storage Manager in the Oracle database environment

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Overview

Tivoli® Data Protection for Oracle, V2.2 adds new usability and effectiveness to Oracle8 and Oracle8i environments, by further extending the centralized, automated power of Tivoli Storage Manager to data backed up by Oracle RMAN.

Enhanced Usability

Setup of Tivoli Data Protection is simpler than ever before. Elimination of the need to enter environmental variables significantly reduces opportunity for human error in the setup process. Problem determination is also simplified by the new Tivoli configuration utility. Ease of use is added to the new Oracle 8.1 RMAN Duplex Copy feature, which enables multiple copies on different media.

New Efficiencies

A multi-buffering feature compensates for slower networks with tunable multi-buffer caching during backups. A new synchronization utility enables more effective space reclamation on the Tivoli Storage Manager server by identifying and optionally deleting obsolete backups.

Products Supported

This release adds Solaris 8 and HP-UX 64-bit support to 64-bit support already available for AIX® 4.3.3 and Solaris 7. This release also adds support for the Tivoli Storage Manager Managed System for SAN feature in Windows 2000 and Windows NT™ environments.

Maximizing Tivoli Storage Manager

Tivoli Data Protection interfaces between Oracle RMAN and Tivoli Storage Manager to enable use of Tivoli Storage Manager's powerful capabilities that include:

  • Access to storage hierarchy and migration through the storage hierarchy.
  • Management of tape media space.
  • Disaster recovery support, including off-site management of tapes.
  • Management of the location of every object and management of the devices.

Key Prerequisites

Refer to the Hardware and Software Requirements section.

Planned Availability Date

April 27, 2001

Description

Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle is an application interface to enable connection between Oracle8 and Oracle8i Recovery Manager (RMAN) and any Tivoli Storage Manager server. This application uses the Tivoli Storage Manager API.

Oracle RMAN performs backup and restore of Oracle databases. After Oracle RMAN initiates a backup or restore, Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle acts as the interface to Tivoli Storage Manager, enabling effective application of Tivoli Storage Manager storage management functions to the data.

The Oracle RMAN can perform:

  • Full or tablespace backup of a database while it is online or offline
  • Full database restore while it is online or offline
  • Tablespace restore while database is offline
  • Backups of archive log files
  • Block level incremental backup

RMAN API V2 Support

Oracle 8.1 has introduced a new RMAN Media Management API V2, which is supported by Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle, V2.2.

RMAN Duplex Copy Feature Support

Oracle8i RMAN V2.0 has new functionality. One such feature is Duplex Backup Copy, which permits the customer to make multiple copies of a backup on different media. This feature can be enabled by defining multiple management classes in the Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle, V2.2 option file.

Multi-Buffering of RMAN Data Transfers

During a backup, the network is often the bottleneck. Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle, V2.2 introduces a new option to turn on multi-buffering. If this option is used, the data buffers sent from RMAN are saved in Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle internal buffers, instead of being sent directly to the Tivoli Storage Manager server across the network. Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle then starts a new thread which will pick up these internal buffers and send them to the Tivoli Storage Manager server. In this way, RMAN does not need to wait for each actual data transfer to be completed via the network before reading more data. In many cases, this buffering can increase backup performance.

New Synchronization Utility

The synchronization utility in Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle, V2.2 will make more space available on the Tivoli Storage Manager server by identifying and removing backups that have been deleted from the Oracle catalog. When deleting backup sets using Oracle8 RMAN, in earlier RMAN versions, RMAN deletes the recovery catalog entries before receiving confirmation from the Tivoli Storage Manager server. In the case where deletion from the server was not successful, these backup sets are no longer identifiable through the recovery catalog. Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle includes a new utility that reconciles these discrepancies by displaying and, optionally, deleting files that exist on the Tivoli Storage Manager server but are no longer in the recovery catalog, allowing the user to reclaim lost space on the Tivoli Storage Manager server.

Additional Usability Enhancements

The new configuration utility makes setup of Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle easier than ever before.

A new options file centralizes information for setup. Environment variables are no longer needed. This simplifies the establishment of multiple sessions, and significantly reduces the opportunity for human error associated with entering environmental variables for individual sessions.

In addition, the new tdpoconf utility will be a great help in solving problems that can be associated with setup. For example, if the password file is not initialized properly, tdpoconf will report this error immediately, and so remove the complications that can result if this error goes undetected.

New 64-bit Support for Sun Solaris 8 and HP-UX 11

Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle continues our customer commitment by adding 64-bit support for Solaris 8 and HP-UX 11 in this release.

Effective Use of the Power of Tivoli Storage Manager

The Tivoli Storage Manager server's capabilities include:

  • Access to a storage hierarchy
  • Migration (server Hierarchical Storage Management or HSM) through the storage hierarchy
  • Management of tape media space
  • Disaster recovery support including off-site management of tapes

During operation of Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle, the Tivoli Storage Manager server manages the location of every object and manages the devices.

If additional space savings are desired in cases of very high redo log file activity, customers can take advantage of the Hierarchical Storage Management functions on the Tivoli Storage Manager AIX or Solaris clients by ordering the Space Management product, 5698-SPM. Refer to the Reference Information section to obtain ordering information for Space Management.

LAN-free Support

The Tivoli Storage Manager Managed System for SAN feature provides the capability for LAN-free data transfer for Oracle8 and Oracle8i database data on Windows NT and Windows™ 2000. LAN-free data transfer exploits the SAN path by enabling Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle to backup and restore data from a SAN-attached tape library that can be shared by Windows NT and Windows 2000 Tivoli Storage Manager servers.

Refer to the Reference Information section to obtain ordering information for the Tivoli Storage Manager Managed System for SAN feature for the Windows NT and Windows 2000 platforms.

Accessibility by People with Disabilities

Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle, V2.2 has been reviewed and an IBM accessibility checklist has been completed with no deviations required. This statement applies to Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle, V2.2 only, and may not apply to corequisite products.

Euro Currency

This program is not impacted by euro currency.

Product Positioning

Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle acts with Tivoli Storage Manager, the Tivoli Storage Manager Client API, and Oracle8 or Oracle8i's RMAN to maximize the control and efficiency of backup/restore processes for Oracle8 and Oracle8i databases. It saves the time of key people and processes with enhancements that simplify configuration and improve usability, increases backup performance of slower networks, frees space on the Tivoli Storage Management server, and increases usability and flexibility of Oracle 8.1 RMAN's Duplex Copy feature that enables multiple backup copies to be made on different media.

Additional effectiveness in data protection for the Oracle environment, beyond the management functions called for by backup and restore operations, can be realized through use of related Tivoli products outlined below.

The following products are available to more effectively ensure business continuance through unaffected availability with configurations including IBM's Enterprise Storage Server™ or EMC's Symmetrix:

  • Tivoli Data Protection for IBM Enterprise Storage Server for Oracle Databases, product number 5698-ESO, is currently available for customers on the AIX operating system platform.
  • Tivoli Data Protection for EMC Symmetrix for Oracle Databases, product number 5698-EMO, is currently available for customers on the Solaris operating system platform.
  • To help you optimize management of Oracle databases, Tivoli Manager for Oracle, V2.0, product number 5698-ORA, is available with significant enhancements for a variety of platforms. Tivoli Manager for Oracle provides a number of monitors, tasks, and other functions that can be simply applied to hundreds of database components — one of the most comprehensive database availability solutions on the market today.
  • If an (SAP) R/3 application is running on the Oracle database, the following products are recommended.
    • Tivoli Data Protection for R/3, product number 5698-DPR
    • Tivoli Data Protection for IBM ESS for Oracle-R/3, product number 5698-ESR
    • Tivoli data Protection for EMC Symmetrix for Oracle-R/3, product number 5698-EMR

These products, together with Tivoli Storage Manager, bring a strong family of effective data backup, restore, and management functions to Oracle and R/3 data in the R/3 environment.

For further information regarding Tivoli Data Protection for IBM ESS and Tivoli Data Protection for EMC Symmetrix products, refer to:

  • Software Announcement 200-243 , dated July 28, 2000
  • Software Announcement 200-425 , dated November 28, 2000

For further information regarding Tivoli Manager for Oracle, V2.0, refer to Software Announcement 200-439 , dated December 12, 2000.

For further information regarding Tivoli Storage Manager and other current products in the Tivoli Storage Management family, refer to Software Announcement 200-245 , dated July 25, 2000.

Statement of Direction

It is IBM/Tivoli's current plan to add support for the Tivoli Storage Manager Managed System for SAN Feature on the AIX and Solaris platforms in the near future. This support should enable operation of this feature in conjunction with Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle, Version 2.2 on the AIX and Solaris platforms, in addition to other platforms on which this feature is currently supported.

If released, this support will either be distributed separately or included in a future release of the Tivoli Storage Manager.

This statement of direction is based on IBM/Tivoli current development plans and is subject to change without prior notice at IBM/Tivoli's sole discretion. IBM/Tivoli does not guarantee that this feature, as described above, will be made available.

Reference Information

For the announcement of Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle, V2.1 (5698-DPO) and Tivoli Storage Manager, Version 4.1 (5698-TSM), refer to Software Announcement 200-245 , dated July 25, 2000.

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Enterprise Storage Server is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
AIX is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows NT and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
 
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Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Education Support

Training is available for all Tivoli® products. Education is offered through IBM Education and Training, and through Tivoli Systems. Worldwide information about education offerings is available on the IBM Education and Training home page on the Internet at:

For current information on Tivoli Systems education, call 512-436-8000, or visit the Tivoli Systems home page on the Internet at:

Offering Information

Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:

Publications

Should you desire additional copies of the following publications, they can be ordered for a nominal fee from your IBM representative, after planned availability.

                                                      Order
Title                                                 Number
 
Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle for UNIX(R)         SH26-4112
 Installation and User's Guide
 Version 2 Release 2
 
Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle                     SH26-4113
 for Windows NT(TM)
 Installation and User's Guide
 Version 2 Release 2

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Note that PNS subscribers most often order their publications via the Publication Center.

Displayable Softcopy Publications

English versions of Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle manuals are offered in displayable softcopy form. All unlicensed manuals are included. The files are shipped on CD-ROM.

These displayable manuals can be used with the Adobe Acrobat Reader, or an HTML browser in any of the supported environments.

The Adobe Acrobat browser can be found at the Adobe Web site:

Terms and conditions for use of the machine-readable files are shipped with the files.

Technical Information

Specified Operating Environment

Hardware and Software Requirements

Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle, V2.2 Requirements

The communication protocols that are supported by the current Tivoli Storage Manager API, shipped with the product, and the current Tivoli Storage Manager server will be the ones supported for the Tivoli Data Protection products.

Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle, V2.2 requires the following for operation on all platforms:

  • A Tivoli Storage Manager Version 3.7 or 4.1 server
  • Tivoli Storage Manager Client API Version 4.1.2.12, or later
  • Oracle Server Version 8.0.x or 8.1.x with RMAN

Additional platform-specific requirements for Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle, V2.2 are listed below.

For Tivoli Storage Manager V4.1 and other related requirements, refer to the Tivoli Web site at:

or the announcements listed in the Reference Information section.

For additional product-specific data, refer also to the product README file, prior to installation.

Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle, V2.2 on AIX®

  • Machine — RS/6000® or IBM e(logo)server pSeries
  • Minimum memory and space requirement to run:
    • RAM — 96 MB
    • Disk space — 6 MB or greater — refer to the README file
  • Operating system
    • AIX 4.3.2 (32-bit), or 4.3.3 (32-bit or 64-bit) support
    • Oracle8 Release 8.0.x, or Oracle8 8.0.x Parallel Server, or Oracle8i Release 8.1.x, or Oracle8i 8.1.x Parallel Server
    • A Tivoli Storage Manager V3.7 or V4.1 server
    • Tivoli Storage Manager API V4.1.2.12, or later — use the level included in the product package

Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle, V2.2 on HP-UX

  • Machine — HP 9000 series 700 or 800 workstation
  • Minimum memory and space requirement to run:
    • RAM — 96 MB
    • Disk space — 6 MB or greater — refer to the README file
  • Operating system
    • HP-UX 11.0 32-bit and 64-bit
    • Oracle8 Release 8.0.x, or Oracle8 8.0.x Parallel Server, or Oracle8i Release 8.1.x, or Oracle8i 8.1.x Parallel Server
    • A Tivoli Storage Manager V3.7 or V4.1 server
    • Tivoli Storage Manager API Version 4.1.2.12, or later — use the level included in the product package

Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle, V2.2 on Sun Solaris

  • Machine — A Sun-4 SPARC or compatible workstation
  • Minimum memory and space requirement to run:
    • RAM — 96 MB
    • Disk space — 6 MB or greater — refer to the README file
  • Operating system
    • Sun Solaris 2.6 for 32-bit support; Sun Solaris 7 for 32-bit or 64-bit support, Sun Solaris 8 for 32-bit and 64-bit support
    • Oracle8 Release 8.0.x, or Oracle8 8.0.x Parallel Server, or Oracle8i Release 8.1.x, or Oracle8i 8.1.x Parallel Server
    • A Tivoli Storage Manager V3.7 or V4.1 server
    • Tivoli Storage Manager API Version 4.1.2.12, or later — use the level included in the product package

Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle, V2.2 on Windows NT and Windows™ 2000

  • Machine — An Intel-based 80486 processor or greater, including IBM xSeries with Windows 2000 or Windows NT
  • Minimum memory and space requirement to run:
    • RAM — 96 MB
    • Disk space — 6 MB or greater — refer to the README file
  • Operating system
    • Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000
    • Oracle8 Release 8.0.x, or Oracle8 Release 8.0.x Parallel Server, or Oracle8i 8.1.x, or Oracle8i 8.1.x Parallel Server
    • A Tivoli Storage Manager V3.7 or V4.1 server
    • Tivoli Storage Manager API Version 4.1.2.12, or later — use the level included in the product package

Compatibility: Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle, V2.2 is not compatible with Oracle7 EBU-based databases. Conversion to Oracle8 or Oracle8i RMAN-based databases should be accomplished, before installing Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle, V2.2.

Performance Considerations: Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle performance will vary depending upon a customer's particular network configuration and customization.

Planning Information

Tivoli Storage Manager, V3.7 (all maintenance levels) will reach end of service on October 30, 2001.

Customers who have not yet installed Tivoli Storage Manager, V4.1 should refer to the Planning Information/Conversion section of Software Announcement 200-245 , dated July 25, 2000.

Conversion to Oracle8 or Oracle8i database with RMAN is also required prior to installation of Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle, V2.2.

Installability: Tivoli Storage Manager V3.7 or V4.1 and Oracle8 or Oracle8i databases with RMAN are required prior to installation of Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle, V2.2.

Packaging

Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle, V2.2 is distributed with:

  • International Program License Agreement (Z125-3301)
  • License Information document (LC23-4474)
  • CD-ROM (LCD4-4086) containing all the machine-readable code for AIX, HP-UX, Sun Solaris, and Windows NT, and a softcopy of the Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle Installation and User's Guides.
  • The following hardcopy publications:

                                                          Order
    Title                                                 Number
     
    Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle for                 SH26-4112
     UNIX Installation and User's Guide
     Version 2 Release 2
     
    Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle                     SH26-4113
     for Windows NT
     Installation and User's Guide
     Version 2 Release 2
    

Security, Auditability, and Control

Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software and the Tivoli Management Framework.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.

Ordering Information

Ordering information for 5698-DPO is unchanged from Version 2.1.

For ordering information on the base programs, refer to Software Announcement 200-245 , dated July 25, 2000.

Current Licensees: Current licensees of Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle (5698-DPO) will be sent a program reorder form that can be returned directly to IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF). Reorder forms are scheduled to be mailed by April 27, 2001. Reorder forms returned to SDF will be processed within ten days of receipt. When V2.2 is available, V2.1 will no longer be available.

End of Support

Tivoli support for Version 2.1 of Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle for all platforms (AIX, Sun Solaris, HP-UX, and Windows NT) will be discontinued 12 months after the general availability of Version 2.2 — that is by April 30, 2002.

Terms and Conditions

Agreement: IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA), IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Programs and Support (IIAAPS) and the IBM Attachment for Support, IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support (IAAS), IBM Addendum for Support for Tivoli Systems Products under Value-Based Pricing, and an Order Form.

Transferable: Applies except when support is in effect

Limited Warranty Applies: Yes

Guarantee: Two months

Getting Started Period: Not applicable

Usage Restriction: Yes. Usage is limited to the quantity of Tivoli Management Points acquired for a one-time charge (OTC).

Educational Allowance Available: Yes, to qualified educational institutional customers

Percentage: 15%

Volume Orders: Not applicable

Upgrade Protection Applies: Covered as long as support remains in effect

Licensed Program Materials Availability: Object Code only

Entitled Upgrade for Current Upgrade Protection Licensees: As announced for each program

Tivoli Support:

Support Center                Yes
 applies:                     Access is available through the
                               Tivoli Support Center,
                               800-TIVOLI8 (848-6548)
 
Availability:                 The first year of Tivoli Support is
                               available at no additional charge.
                              The first year starts when the
                               product is shipped to the customer.
                              Subsequent years of Tivoli Support
                               are available for a fee as part of
                               the IAAS, IIAAPS, or any equivalent
                               agreement
 
Available until               Twelve months after written notice
 the product is                of product discontinuance, (that is,
 discontinued:                 end-of-life (EOL))
 
Applicable for:               The current release
                              The immediate previous release level
                               for 12 months after the general
                               availability of the current release
 
APAR Mailing                  Tivoli Systems Inc.
 Address:                     9442 Capital of Texas Highway
                              Austin, TX  78759
                              USA
                              Attention:  Product Development

IBM Operational Support Services — Support Line: No

Product Web Site: A complete list of products, terminology definitions, and licensing documents are available at the following Web site:

Prices

Pricing information for Tivoli Data Protection for Oracle, 5698-DPO, is unaffected by this announcement. Refer to Software Announcement 200-245 , dated July 25, 2000.

Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries around the world. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed on the Web at:

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