I am figuring how to use our Veritas Netbackup 4.5 to do hot database backup. The key point is that our Veritas software doesn't contain the module that supports hot backup, we have to do a cold backup by using a script to shut down the database, use bpbackup command to backup files and then start the database. Now for the hotbackup, I probably have to use the media manager to write to the tapes device, our backup media. I am new to Veritas software. Can anyone give me some idea about how to get started, how could I write database files into a tape device managed by Veritas?