Quest just released a new tool into the wild. DBAs and systems administrators can now get a better handle on the state of their Oracle backups with a very light-weigh easy to install tool called Quest Backup Reporter for Oracle.
You can read a complete overview of the product here, but here are the basics:
How much does it cost?
Right now, and for the next several months it is absolutely FREE. Zero dollars. No cost. Do we have your attention now?
What does it do?
It reads your control files to get a list of your backups, analyzes said backups for problems, performance issues, policy violations, and much more.
Ok, now show me some cool stuff.
You probably already have some tools that attempt to make your backups more managemeable. You might have even purchased a 3rd party solution to take care of your backups for you. But how deep do these tools really go when probing your system for issues? It’s nice to know that the backup happened or not. Or that it took you too long. But does it tell you where the bottleneck is occuring, and how to fix it? Our tool DOES.
Ok, how do I get started?