View RMAN Log Permission

Last post 11-15-2018, 10:58 AM by farhan_IKO. 6 replies.
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  • View RMAN Log Permission
    Posted: 11-12-2018, 2:52 PM

    Hi all,

    I am trying to give my DBAs an access to view RMAN log from the completed jobs (in job history) on Arch Log backups for Oracle.  Even though the BROWSE (under client) is given to this security group, they still cannot access the RMAN Logs.  I am not sure what permission to grant this group to be able to see the logs/rman logs.

    error below:

  • Re: View RMAN Log Permission
    Posted: 11-12-2018, 4:58 PM
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    From a GUI perspective, I'm not sure what permissions you need, but also be aware that the actual RMAN logs are stored on the clients, and can be accessed directly from there as well.

    The directory structure where the logs can be found would be as follows:

    /opt/commvault/iDataAgent/jobResults/CV_JobResults/2/0/<Job ID>

    Where <Job ID> is the actual job ID from the backup history.  Under that directory you will find either a "backup.out" file or a "restore.out" file depending if a backup or restore was performed.  This is the actual file that gets accessed by the GUI when looking at the job from backup history.

    Note that "/opt/commvault" may differ based on what OEM platform was installed so think of those first two directories as the "install path".

    Let us know if this helps simplify things.

    Ernst F. Graeler
    Senior Engineer III
  • Re: View RMAN Log Permission
    Posted: 11-14-2018, 5:41 AM

    I think you need "agent management" rights.

    unfortunatly this is originally intended to be used for enable/disable activity and modify subclients

    I had some findings with required rights myself in the past. Only way to find out what is missing, if no mentioned in any of the logs, is granting mostly all permissions and than slowly reduce the set of rights in the role you intend to use ....

    good look

  • Re: View RMAN Log Permission
    Posted: 11-14-2018, 9:42 AM

    This for the message John, i tried it and it is still not working for the user. :(

  • Re: View RMAN Log Permission
    Posted: 11-14-2018, 2:45 PM



    To view the RMAN logs, Browse permission is the only required/mandated permission. 

    In our lab, Disabling the browse permission to the user - restricts the view RMAN logs capability.

    Enabling it allows the user to view logs. Additionaly, agent management/adminstrative management permissions do not have an influence on the View RMAN log capability.

    Please open a Support TR, we will investigate the issue.


    Best Regards,

    Bhargavi Ravula






  • Re: View RMAN Log Permission
    Posted: 11-15-2018, 7:34 AM

    I have opened a ticket with CV support, going to further look into this issue. 

    In the mean time i have created myself a test account under same circumstances as the user and encountering same issue.  Interesting fact is that I can view the normal logs of the job but cannot view the RMAN logs.

  • Re: View RMAN Log Permission
    Posted: 11-15-2018, 10:58 AM

    update:  so we figured that all the OS Nodes where those DBs resides need to have same permission (client-browse) as the databases.  once that was allocated the permissions worked as intended.

    Thanks everyone for the help and guidance.

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