I have an immediate need to backup an Oracle database which is running on Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 update 5 64bit.
I talked to Symantec Sales before I purchased it and was assured that Backup Exec 2010 agent for Oracle on Windows/Linux would work. I purchased Backup Exec 2010 R2 and installed it on the Windows Server then tried to install it on the Oracle Linux and was unable to decompress the file.
If I use tar I get:
skipping to next header
tar archive contains obsolescent base-64 headers
incomplete literal tree
If I use gzip I get :
stdin invalid compressed data format violated
tar child returned status 1
I contacted Symantec technical support and after multiple calls I finaly got a call back and was told they could not help me because it is not supported on 5.5. They told me that they do have some customers who have gotten it to work but it is not supported and it will not be supported in their upcoming Backup Exec 2010 R3 in May. The only suggestion they gave me was to try unpacking it elsewhere to see if the file was corrupt.
I would appreciate any suggestions. I need to get this working as soon as possible. We are going live with a conversion tomorrow and we want to be able to back up the data on the new system.
Anybody get BE2010 agent to work on Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 update 5?
Is there a better way to go about this. I had planned on using a Windows 2003 server as the media server backing up to a LTO3 tape drive