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OCI: How To Configure & Manage Database Backups On OCI EXACS DB System (Doc ID 2708469.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 02, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Exadata Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This topic explains how to work with Exadata database backups managed by Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Oracle offers options for Oracle Database Backup and Recovery operations. These options are mutually exclusive.

A hybrid configuration, that is, mixing the options is not supported. Mixing the options will break automation.

Option 1: Oracle Managed Backups

Oracle managed backups are entirely managed by Exadata Cloud Infrastructure. The dbaascli database backup and dbaascli database recover commands can be used in conjunction with the automated backups for certain operations.

Option 2: User Configured Backups

Customers can also configure backups from the host using the dbaascli database backup and dbaascli database recover commands. These backups, however, are not synchronized with the Control Plane nor are they integrated with the OCI APIs. Also, neither management nor lifecycle operations on these backups are supported from the service Control Plane console. 

This approach is useful when direct access to Backup destinations is required to perform certain tasks. Accessing the OSS bucket, for example, to replicate backups across regions or monitor Backup Destinations.

Option 3: Backups using RMAN

Backups can be directly taken using RMAN with customer-owned customized scripts. Oracle, however, does not recommend this approach.

It is not recommended to use RMAN backups in conjunction with Oracle Managed Backups or User Configured Backups.

For more information on all above backup options, see Oracle Recommended Options to Perform Backup and Recovery Operations.



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In this Document
 Managed (Automatic) Backups Using the Console
 To configure automatic backups for a database
  Enabling Automatic backup from console schedule below backups to Oracle Cloud Object storage .
 To create an on-demand full backup of a database
 Unmanaged (Manual) backups Using DBAASCLI/BKUP_API or RMAN
 Customizing the Automatic Backup Configuration
 <Internal_Only>Change From Un-Managed to Managed Backups</Internal_Only>

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