Does Veeam use ORAVSSW.EXE for Oracle backup?

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Does Veeam use ORAVSSW.EXE for Oracle backup?

Veeam Logoby PJPaijmans » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:34 am

Our Oracle servers have ORAVSSW.EXE enabled. Oracle VVS writer.
This ORAVSSW.EXE service leaks memory. Oracle has now fix available it seems.
Whe are experiencing this on Windows 2008R2 with Oracle 11.2.0.3
And also on Windows 2102 R2 with Oracle 12.1.0.2

Read here about it.
http://www.dba-oracle.com/t_oravssw_exe ... ervice.htm

My question is. Is Veeam using this ORAVSSW.EXE service or is it using its own VSS writer to backup Oracle?
Is it save to turn of this ORAVSSW.EXE an still get relaiable Oracle backups with Veeam?

Anyone found a solution to this ?

My regard,

Patrick Paijmans
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Re: Does Veeam use ORAVSSW.EXE for Oracle backup?

Veeam Logoby Andreas Neufert » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:56 am

Hi Patrick,

you can find a detailed step by step documentation of Oracle backup in the appendix A of the following document: https://www.veeam.com/wp-sap-oracle-deployment-guide.html

Based on that I would say that if you disable the Oracle VSS writer Service at Windows Services tool, we will use commands like ALTER DATABASE BEGIN BACKUP; to interact with the database.
Again a more detailed explanation with a descision matrix in case of different Oracle Versions on Windows can be found in the Appendix A of the above linked document.

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