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Can I backup RMAN to network disk?

Hi I have several server blades with disk space I'd like to use for my backups.
Can I use RMAN to backup my data to the disks on the network and how? Can I use something like:
ALLOCATE CHANNEL disk2 DEVICE TYPE DISK FORMAT 'servername:/path/to/disk/drive/%U'
or
BACKUP DATAFILE 1 FORMAT 'server1:/disk1/backups/%U', 'server2:/disk2/backups/%U';
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Pete-Castillo
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Pete-Castillo
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
As long as the filesystem is mounted I don't see a problem.
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sridharv9Commented:
I agree with  slightwv. As long as you mount it with appropriate privileges you can perform RMAN backup to network file system/disk. We use similar method so that we have single network storage for many production databases.
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AhmedCharaniaCommented:
yes  you can use if you are able to access the specified folder.
 
For windows:
share the folder, grant the specific privilege
run oracleSID service with user who can access the drive.
 
for Linux
just mount the folder and grant proper rights
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Pete-CastilloAuthor Commented:
Thanks Ahmed,
can you show me an example  of what the command would look like using a mounted folder.  Kinda new on this
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
A nounted nfs filesystem looks like any other filesystem.

Just add the path to the rman scripts.
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