I am trying to run an
RMAN backup that is either hung or is taking a very long time. Some background:
- I inherited this database, and I am unfamiliar with Oracle, as I am an SQL Server guy, so please point out / forgive any basic gaps in my knowledge
- This database is large but infrequently-used, and is loaded up with external data for analysis. There are no transactions. Therefore, the database is in
- I need to do a one-time backup for now, so I think I don't need a recovery catalog.
- I'm not quite sure of the database size, but it is on the order of 1TB
Here's what I did, cobbled together from various sources on the internet:
> rman target mydatabase
allocate channel ch1 device type disk format 'C:/Backup_Folder/%U';
backup format 'C:/Backup_Folder/db_%t_%s.bk' (database);
release channel ch1;
The backup seems to be stuck on
channel ch1: starting piece 1 at 01-MAY-15
RMAN creates a tiny (90K) file in
C:/Backup_Folder but then nothing else has happened for over an hour. Do I just wait? Am I doing something wrong?