2.2. Backup Sets and Image Copies
Let's go into more detail about backup sets and how to use them. Database files in backup sets are stored in a special RMAN format and must be processed with the RESTORE command before these files are usable. This can take more time and effort during the recovery process. In the following sections, you will look at an example of using the BACKUP command and the BACKUP AS COPY or the deprecated COPY command. While the COPY command is still supported in Oracle 10g, this command has been replaced with BACKUP AS COPY. The COPY command may not be supported in future releases of Oracle Database.
2.2.1. Creating Backup Sets
The RMAN BACKUP command is used to perform the backup set backup process. The backup set backup ...