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From Jason Kratz <jason.kr...@firm58.com>
Subject Re: AW: Shutting down Connection Pool at runtime (for maintenance)
Date Thu, 25 Sep 2008 19:16:10 GMT
You don't even need to use RMAN.  You can put the database in hot backup mode, back the files
up via scripts, and then take it out of hot backup mode.  There really is no reason to have
downtime running Oracle.   8i is old but its still advanced.   Pretty sure RMAN exists in
8i as well but its not necessary.

As Axel states it has to be running in ARCHIVELOG mode but if that is the case its a simple
'alter database begin backup'/'alter database end backup' to take it in and out of backup


>Thanks, Axel. I'll do some research into this. We don't have a DBA on  
>staff, and this is how we've been doing it for years. Hopefully Oracle  
>8i supports this! (soo old!)
>On Sep 25, 2008, at 1:38 AM, Leucht, Axel wrote:
>> I have to admit that I know Oracle only very basically, though bare  
>> with me :-)
>> But what I think seems to be complicate matters is that you're  
>> backing up your database cold.
>> I remember that I did this also a couple of years ago when I didn't  
>> know that RMAN can do this while the database is still online. Since  
>> then, the database runs 24 hours a day and hasn't to be shutdown for  
>> backup purposes.
>> If our scenario fits you're situation, I recommend looking into RMAN  
>> a little further. IIRC the database has to run in ARCHIVELOG mode.
>> /Axel

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