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SAP NetWeaver Application Server - Backup Tools for Oracle Databases (BC-BRI)

SAP NetWeaver integrates a variety of tools specifically designed for reliable data backup, archive, and database administration. BC-BRI enables software vendors to develop systems that back up Oracle databases by issuing calls to SAP's backup programs. Certification for BC-BRI interface requires testing the backup, restoring, and inquiring functions.

For more information, please see: Description, Database Backup Tools

Getting Started

The SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC) highly recommends that ISVs and partners, who are interested in certifying an integration of their product with SAP solutions, begin with our page Getting Started with Integration and Certification that explains the SAP ICC services and describes the process how to obtain them. This page helps you select the correct integration scenario and contains technical information, streaming media presentations, step-by-step guides, and much more.

Release Information

The below release version are available for certification

SAP NetWeaver Application Server ReleaseSAP NetWeaver ReleaseSAP NetWeaver Release

Technical Documentation

SAP NetWeaver Application Server 7.00
SAP Development highly recommends re-certifying Backup products with the currently delivered BR*Tools / Oracle DB and Operating System combination, see SAP Product Availability Matrix (PAM) for more details. For more information, see: SAP OSS Note 668610

In addition to the technical interface specifications, please also refer to the applicable SAP Solution Manager Ready.

Test System Recommendation from ICC

The certification-test will be performed on a standard Oracle database that is installed like a normal SAP NetWeaver basis system. That means that file names and raw device specifications follow the SAP convention. In order to keep the size of the database small, the database itself is almost empty. As only the communication between SAP tools and the external product is certified, we do not need a complete SAP NetWeaver Application Server installation. If the external program supports both UNIX or Linux and Windows the actual certification is performed on each single UNIX and/or Linux platform and/or Windows. Therefore a Test Database installation needs to be maintained by the Vendor for the appropriate Hardware/Software and Oracle DB Release combination. To setup a SAP like Table-space environment within the DB an install-tool for Unix/Linux and/or Windows can be obtained from SAP ICC Walldorf at request, please send your inquiry to

Please get the current Oracle Database installation package for the selected operating system on your own premise prior to start developing and testing.

Description about available test system options:
Read SAP ICC consultant Martin Vierling's blog about Test System Opportunities for Independent Software Vendors, where you can find the options of hosted SAP Test Systems and recommendations, if the hosted test system option is suitable for your certification.

Price List

Please consider that his certification scenario is operating system platform dependant consequently each platform will be tested separately:

10,000 Euro per Certification and certifying the same product on additional platforms is 5,000 Euro per additional platform (Euro currency applicable to all countries).

To understand all services and benefits included in this fee, please refer to the Getting Started Page.

Benefits of Certification

Customers using SAP-certified solutions in their SAP environment, as well as the ISVs and partners offering these, experience great benefits such as shorter implementation times, technical enablement, and marketing assets that certification provides.

Please visit the 'Certification Benefits overview page' for more information.

  • After successful certification testing the ISV solution can be advertised with the following logo:
    Integration with SAP NetWeaver
  • This Certification Scenario is "SAP Solution Manager Ready" “available upon request”

Important Links:
This is the central homepage for SAP NetWeaver capabilities on SDN.
This is the SAP on Oracle community homepage on SDN, for database administrators of SAP applications hosted in Oracle databases.

SAP Training and Help:
Please refer to SAP Education.

Course Name
ADM505 Oracle Database Administration.

ICC Webinar: You are invited to join our introductory webinars - hosted by the SAP Integration and Certification Center in regular intervals. For a schedule and recordings got to the page "SAP INTEGRATION AND CERTIFICATION WEBINAR SERIES".

Apply for ICC Services right away - please fill in the SAP ICC online application form.

SAP Application Development partner directory: The certified solution is listed in our SAP Application Development partner directory

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