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2904596 - Oracle Database original files compressed after BRTOOLS backup


After a backup executed via BRTOOLS with compression enabled (compress=yes), the original Oracle datafiles end up compressed instead of the target files.

The BRTOOLS log shows as if the files were correctly created:

BR0201I Compressing /oracle/<SID>/sapdata1/sr1_1/sr1.data1

BR0203I to /<backup_path>/sr1.data1.Z ...

#FILE..... /oracle/<SID>/sapdata1/sr1_1/sr1.data1

#SAVED.... /<backup_path>/sr1.data1.Z  #1/14  inf:1  0

However, the actual DB file was compressed:

host:ora<sid> 1> ls -ltr /oracle/<SID>/sapdata1/sr1_1  

-rw-r ----- 1 <user> <group> <size> <date> sr3.data30.gz



  • SAP release independent
  • Oracle Database Release independent
  • BR*Tools 7.20 and above


SAP NetWeaver all versions


backup, compressed, .gz, datafiles, data files, compression , KBA , BC-DB-ORA-DBA , Database Administration , Problem

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