Getting Started with Recovery Manager (RMAN)
(Doc ID 360416.1)
Last updated on SEPTEMBER 29, 2020
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 to 18.104.22.168 [Release 10.1 to 12.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 22.214.171.124 to 126.96.36.199 [Release 12.1]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 24-July-2014
Note : In Oracle 11G are new features available, but the Oracle10G procedure is still valid for 11G.
See for more details on the 11g New Features : <Note 809867.1> RMAN 11gR1 : New Features
To introduce the basic concepts of Oracle10g and 11g Recovery Manager (RMAN), the tool that Oracle recommends that you use for your backup and recovery. Because of the enormous flexibility of RMAN, all details cannot be covered here. The information within this article is a general overview of items to consider and of which to be aware.
It is recommended that more details are reviewed in the following documentation:
Oracle Database Backup and Recovery Reference
Oracle Database Backup and Recovery Quick Start Guide
Oracle Database Backup and Recovery Basics
Oracle Database Backup and Recovery Advanced User's Guide
Article is intended for DBAs familiar with backup and recovery concepts who are interested in implementing server managed backup and recovery with RMAN.
RMAN backup and recovery can be performed via Enterprise Manager. This tool is not discussed in this article.
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In this Document
|Overview of the RMAN Environment|
|Deciding Whether to Use a Flash Recovery Area (FRA)|
|Deciding Whether to use a Recovery Catalog|
|Starting and Exiting RMAN|
|Configuring Persistent Settings for the RMAN Environment|
|Backing up the Controlfile and Spfile|
|Backing up Database Files|
|Backing Up Archived Redo Logs|
|Restoring and Recovering Database Files|
|Data Recovery Advisor (DRA)|
|Crosschecking and Deleting Backups|