Multi stream restore for databases

Last post 10-06-2020, 3:14 PM by Sandy11. 4 replies.
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  • Multi stream restore for databases
    Posted: 09-29-2020, 8:56 AM

    I do sql/oracle backup to disk with 6 streams and then aux copy them to tape without combining streams.

    Now in future if i have to restore from the tape copy, will i need 6 parallel tape drives or a single tape drive can handle the restore without staging to disk?


  • Re: Multi stream restore for databases
    Posted: 09-29-2020, 2:28 PM
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    Hi Sandy11

    For Oracle it doesn't matter.   It will work that way with no problems.   For SQL you may have to stage back to disk to perform the multi stream restore (unless you have 6 drives available for restore from tape)

    Here is the link in the docs that describe multiple streams for MS SQL:

    Just the nature of SQL I guess.  Oracle does not have any limitation in that respect.   You can use 6 streams to back up and 1 for restore.

    Ernst F. Graeler
    Senior Engineer III
  • Re: Multi stream restore for databases
    Posted: 09-30-2020, 8:51 AM

    Thanks for clarifying this.

  • Re: Multi stream restore for databases
    Posted: 10-05-2020, 6:27 PM

    Hi Guys,

    Confirming that it is the nature of SQL and if combine to streams is not used we will need to have 6 parallel streams to restore directly into SQL Server. If combine to streams is used, we will stage the data back to Job Results (or staging directory if set with additional setting) in order to create all of the backup devices (i.e. .bak files) to allow restore from all devices simultaneously.

    You can actually avoid this by performing an AuxCopy back to a disk location and then adding bDisableAuxCopyRestore additional setting to the client:

    Note that when you add this, use the MSSQLAgent category instead of Sybase.


    David Dwyer

  • Re: Multi stream restore for databases
    Posted: 10-06-2020, 3:14 PM

    Perfect, thanks for the explanation.

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