Rational Team Concert and Oracle backup mechanism

Technote (FAQ)


Which Oracle backup mechanism should I use to backup my IBM Rational Team Concert's Oracle repository database?


The commonly used Oracle datapump backup facility when:

  • Not used in conjunction with flashback_scn
  • Performed when the Rational Team Concert server is still up and running might result in inconsistent, corrupted, or out of sync, hence unusable repository database backups.


In order to correctly backup the Rational Team Concert Oracle repository database, either:

  1. Use datapump when the Rational Team Concert server is NOT running
    1. Stop the Rational Team Concert server
    2. Use datapump to backup the repository database
    3. Start the server
  2. Use datapump with flashback_scn with the Rational Team Concert server up and running
  3. Use Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN).

Leverage the Jazz Community
Jazz and Rational Team Concert have an active community that can provide you with additional resources. Browse and contribute to the User forums, contribute to the Team Blog and review the Team wiki.
Refer to technote 1319600 for details and links.

Document information

More support for:

Rational Team Concert

Software version:

1.0, 1.0.1,, 2.0,,, 3.0

Operating system(s):

Linux, Windows

Reference #:


Modified date:


Translate my page

Content navigation