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I have install of oracle on windows 2008 on 2 servers (prod and test)

After running a full and increment backups from production, those files were moved to the test server.

Attempting to restore the prod backup using the backupexec at the test server, however in the selection of resources, the backup files/media are not visible; how do I apply the backup from one oracle instance to be restore on another oracle server (both server uses the same exact oracle sid and the oracle install are on the same exact drive letter in both location).
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Please explain how you did the backup using backup exec?
Was it a "cold" backup (database shutdown)?
On what "media" did you create the backup files?


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The backup was a hot backup (db is active) and uses backup-to-disk media that generated .bkf backup files to a local disk that is then copied to the test server.
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Your backup may be unrecoverable if you did not set the database in "backup mode" before taking the backup with external (non-oracle) utility.

Perhaps it would be better to use "rman" to do a hot backup and then restore the database to another server or set database in backup mode and backup the files or do a cold backup.

Check out the fine Oracle® Database Backup and Recovery User's Guide for instructions on doing rman backups.

Good luck!

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Thanks, the db was in "backup mode"; however the issue appears to be with backup exec itself not recognizing oracle files that is been restored if that db was not native to the location where the backup was taken. Basically, it would not it restore without an issue on the same prod server if it goes down, but not to another location.

We've been using native oracle backup and export to  manage the test env and would probably discard the usage of backup exec oracle agent. Would still like to keep backup exec oracle agent as a third option, possibly.
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