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Oracle Database 10g: A Beginner's Guide by Michael Corey, Michael Abbey, Ian Abramson

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CRITICAL SKILL 5.9

Get Started with Recovery Manager

We have seen different ways to provide backup and recovery in this section as a matter of background and completeness. We will now look into the method that Oracle recommends you should be using or at least migrating to. This is Recovery Manager (RMAN). The RMAN utility has been available since Oracle8i and has been improving steadily with each new release. RMAN is an Oracle tool that manages all backup and recovery activities, including backup, copy, restore and recovery of datafiles, control files, and archived redo logs. It is included with the Oracle server at no extra charge, and Enterprise Manager’s backup and recovery is based on RMAN. RMAN provides many benefits over other types of ...

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