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RAC on Windows: Files to be backed up in Grid Infrastructure installation (Doc ID 1567372.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 27, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)


Note:  The same information is available for UNIX platforms:  Files to be backed up in Grid Infrastructure installation [ID 1482803.1]


The purpose of this document is to help identify files to be backed up in Oracle Grid Infrastructure (GI) before you apply any patch/patchset at CRS or OS level.
This document covers all the files required to be backed up at GI level. 

This document will be useful to DBAs in situations where it is necessary to restore software files from backup for a backout operation.

It is recommended that you consider using operating system (OS) level backup tools and strategies whenever possible to backup the whole node including Windows registry information for faster restore and recovery of Oracle installation to previous consistent state.

When OS level backup of whole node is not a option due to time, space constraints or otherwise, you can backup the following list of files.


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In this Document
 Commands to use
 I. Take the backup of OLR.
 II. Take the backup of OCR.
 III. Take the backup of Grid Infrastructure home.
 IV.  Central Inventory Location
 V. The specific Windows registry entries that should be backed up are:

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