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Oracle® Database 10g Insider Solutions by Richard Stroupe, John Kanagaraj, Arun Kumar R.

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Managing Backups with RMAN

Recovery Manager (RMAN) is a client application that performs backup and recovery operations on databases. The RMAN environment may consist of components like a target database, RMAN client, recovery catalog, recovery catalog schema, standby database, media management application, media management catalog, and the OEM. Of these components, the target database and RMAN client are necessary for RMAN operation.

The RMAN client application uses database server sessions to perform all backup and recovery tasks. When you connect the RMAN client to a target database, RMAN gets server sessions on the target instance to perform the necessary operations. The RMAN client uses internal PL/SQL packages to communicate with the target ...

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