I have an 8.1.6 database running on NT4.

I got some HOT backup scripts from metalink oracle, and scheduled them using the AT command. The backup scripts seem to be working ok - but I have noticed a few things, so if you can help, then its much appreciated.

1. I noticed in our 8.1.6 database on solaris, when the tablespaces are taken into backup mode this get written in the alert log, this does not happen in the databse on NT4 - should it happen? the datafiles are being copied across ok, but there is no mention of the tablespace going into backup mode.

2. secondly some of the jobs that copy the files to a certain directory are not working, again. It works when I run them manually. Any ideas?