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Oracle Database 10g RMAN Backup & Recovery by Robert Freeman, Matthew Hart

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CHAPTER 3RMAN Setup and Configuration

Tell, let’s get started with this RMAN thing, shall we? I’ll just reach down, pull on the handle… I said pull on the handle…and, it doesn’t start. Like many other things, we first need to set up RMAN and our database for backup and recovery operations before we can actually do anything. In this chapter, we look at initial RMAN setup requirements and options. First, we look at putting the database in ARCHIVELOG mode, in case you want to do online backups. We then look at the basic RMAN interface, so that you can get into RMAN itself. Next, we discuss configuring RMAN for database backup operations. Finally, we discuss the RMAN recovery catalog, including why you might want to use it and how to configure it ...

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