You can install and use media server at the server with the oracle database. This is something common.
For the licenses you need:
Enterprise client (media server option that back up only himself)
SSO license (if you will use shared drives). You do not need SSO if you already share the drive(s) with other systems. The SSO license goes with the drive, not the server.
Database license for the oracle database. If you already have, its ok.
Is the oracle server a standalone server, cluster or RAC ?
Please pay attention that if you are using inline copy (two copies at the time of backup), both copies must use the same media server (the oracle server). In order to do that the deduplication hashing will be performed at the oracle server.
From: veritas-bu-bounces AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu [mailto:veritas-bu-bounces AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu] On Behalf Of Lightner, Jeff
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To: Auburn. Edu (veritas-bu AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu)
Subject: [Veritas-bu] Oracle DB server and NetBackup Media Server on same machine for RMAN?
Does the Netbackup Media Server license on a host include the Oracle client like the Netbackup Client itself does?
On reviewing the guide at http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=DOC3672 it talks about the client but always seems to suggest that the client has to be pushed to a separate media server (or the master/media server).
We need to do a large RMAN backup per vendor of an Oracle DB so I’m thinking of making this Oracle DB server its own media server so it can push directly to tape and deduplication storage units rather than having to transfer over the network to a separate media or master. It just isn’t clear to me this is possible and I need to know. This is NetBackup 7.1.
I know for it to be a media server I have to get the license for standard media server and the shared storage license. Do I need any other license for Oracle/RMAN to work on a media server that backs only itself up? Do I need to full media server license instead of the back itself up one if it is doing its own RMAN client on same server?
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