Question: I want to use HP Data Protector
(Omniback) with Oracle RMAN and Data Guard.
How do I integrate Oracle RMAN with HP Data Protector?
My goal is to make RMAN backups via HP Data Protector and then
create an automated standby database disaster recovery and
high-availability solution (similar to data guard) using HP Data
Protector via MML.
How does Oracle interface with HP Data Protector?
Answer: : The HP Data Protector (formerly
Omniback) is a hardware-based recovery solution by HP, and it is
fully integrated with RMAN via the media management library (MML).
The HP Data Protector can be tightly coupled and fully integrated
into Oracle's RMAN backup utility.
Oracle communicates to the HP Data Protector via the Data
Protector Oracle integration Media Management Library (MML).
The MML is a set of routines that allows the reading and writing
of Oracle file data to the HP General Media Agents, a part of HP
Besides handling direct interaction with the media devices, HP
Data Protector provides scheduling, media management, network
backups, monitoring and interactive backup.
Using the Data Protector Oracle MML you can perform all
RMAN full and incremental backups.
To test MML, you use the sbtest utility. The
sbtest utility does not perform an actual backup but tries to
communicate with the media management software to see if it is
working properly or not.
See the Enterprise Backup Solution with HP Data Protector
Implementation manual for details and see the HP OpenView
Storage Data Protector Integration Guide for install and
As to interfacing HP OpenView Data Protector with Oracle Data
Guard, the HP documentation for v6 notes that the Data Protector
requirement for unique Oracle database identifiers (DBIDs) within a
cell is a general requirement and not applicable only to Oracle Data
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