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Can an RMAN script write to a shared URL path?

Can an RMAN script write its files to a shared URL path, like \testserverrman?

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RMAN writes to local filesystems, or at least ones that appear to be a local filesystem. It cannot write to a filesystem elsewhere on your network. But there are workarounds. If you are running Oracle on Windows, you can map a drive which points to the file share. If you are running Oracle on Unix/Linux, you can crossmount a file share. In both cases, the filesystem will appear to be local when it is not.

This was first published in August 2006

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