Hi all,

Thanks in advance for any replies and for reading. To be honest I am not
sure if I am in the right forum when asking this as it could be an oracle
question as well.

Anyhow, we have been running hot backups for one of our test boxes (one which
we would definately want to be able to restore). The backups seems to work
well, although we have not tried to do a restore of it as of yet. In Oracle
you can do a restore validate, where oracle reads the backups and checks
weather the restore could be done from this backup. The Oracle database
and the netbackup server and tape drive are all on one solaris 8 box, we
are pretty sure the OS is 64bit (used a isainfo -kv to find out this).

Problem is I have not been able to run a restore validate on this box. It
errors out with the following:

lsi# more DEMO_validate.log
Sun Microsystems Inc. SunOS 5.8 Generic Patch October 2001

Recovery Manager: Release 8.1.7.3.0 - Production

RMAN>
RMAN>
RMAN-06005: connected to target database: DEMO (DBID=3322509280)

RMAN>
RMAN-06008: connected to recovery catalog database

RMAN> 2> 3> 4> 5> 6> 7> 8> 9> 10> 11> 12> 13>
RMAN-03022: compiling command: allocate
RMAN-03023: executing command: allocate
RMAN-08030: allocated channel: ch1
RMAN-08500: channel ch1: sid=11 devtype=SBT_TAPE
RMAN-08526: channel ch1: VERITAS NetBackup for Oracle - Release 4.5GA (00000000)

RMAN-03022: compiling command: send
RMAN-06421: sent command to channel: ch1

RMAN-03022: compiling command: send
RMAN-06421: sent command to channel: ch1

RMAN-03022: compiling command: send
RMAN-06421: sent command to channel: ch1

RMAN-03022: compiling command: send
RMAN-06421: sent command to channel: ch1

RMAN-03022: compiling command: restore

RMAN-03022: compiling command: IRESTORE
RMAN-03023: executing command: IRESTORE
RMAN-08096: channel ch1: starting validation of datafile backupset
RMAN-08502: set_count=2451 set_stamp=594377208 creation_time=2006/06/29:08:46:48
RMAN-03026: error recovery releasing channel resources
RMAN-08031: released channel: ch1
RMAN-00571: ================================================== =========
RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
RMAN-00571: ================================================== =========
RMAN-03002: failure during compilation of command
RMAN-03013: command type: restore
RMAN-03007: retryable error occurred during execution of command: IRESTORE
RMAN-07004: unhandled exception during command execution on channel ch1
RMAN-10035: exception raised in RPC: ORA-19507: failed to retrieve sequential
fi
le, handle="bk_2451_1_594377208", parms=""
ORA-27029: skgfrtrv: sbtrestore returned error
ORA-19511: sbtrestore: Failed to open for restore.
RMAN-10031: ORA-19624 occurred during call to DBMS_BACKUP_RESTORE.RESTOREBACKUPP
IECE

RMAN>

Recovery Manager complete.

Having read all the documentation from Veritas about this, it would suggest
that the libobk file has not been linked properly. The thing is, it is there,
but its the 32bit version for solaris not the 64bit version. The thing is
though the 64bit libobk file won't softlink, netbackup doesn't like it.


Has anyone got any ideas?

Thanks again for reading and for any replies,

B14... aka... marky mark...

Ps. Its an Oracle 8.1.7 database.