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Oracle Application Server 10g Essentials by Robert Stackowiak, Donald Bales, Rick Greenwald

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Backup, Recovery, and Security Management

The management tasks discussed in previous sections represent only a portion of those that must be performed at a typical site. Many other management tasks are ordinarily the responsibility of your organization’s database administrator (DBA). However, backup, recovery, and security management are often the responsibility of the Oracle Application Server administrator, so the following sections will touch upon these tasks. For details, consult the Oracle documentation.

Performing Backup and Recovery

Backing up your configuration and application data in such a way that it can be recovered in the event of a failure or error is an essential maintenance task for any administrator. When you back up Oracle Application Server, make sure that your backup procedures back up both Oracle Application Server itself and the contents of the Oracle Application Server infrastructure (if used); that infrastructure is frequently housed in an Oracle database.

A complete backup of your Oracle Application Server environment includes the following:

  • Configuration files for the instance, the Oracle software files, and system files.

  • Contents of the OracleAS Metadata Repository (if used); remember that the repository is an integral part of the infrastructure.

  • Additional files associated with the Oracle environment, such as log files, configuration files for the database, and other scripts and information used by Oracle Application Server components.

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