I've got backups with rman working when I do them from the command line, i.e. if I set device type as such:
% CONFIGURE CHANNEL DEVICE TYPE DISK FORMAT '/opt/test/%U'; % BACKUP DATABASE;
This works fine. But when I try to set this backup location manually in enterprise manager (on the backup settings page), or any other location, I always get the error:
Disk backup location error. - The specified disk backup location does not exist.
What am I missing here? Is there a specified format for the backup location field? Is there some restriction on what directories can be used?
Note: the database (and enterprise manager) is running as user "oracle", the directory in question is owned and rwx for that user, as well as rx for group "dba".