A bit-for-bit duplicate of datafiles or archived redo log files in a database. You can create image copies using operating system commands or RMAN (Recovery Manager).
A backup performed when the database is open and the system change number (SCN) in the datafiles and the control file do not necessarily match. Also referred to as online backup.
A backup that makes a copy of all data blocks that have changed since a previous baseline backup.
A backup that applies an incremental backup to an image copy, reducing the amount of time required in the event of media recovery.
An optional schema object to aid data retrieval.
A single occurrence ...