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Oracle Database 12c Backup and Recovery Survival Guide by Aman Sharma, Francisco Munoz Alvarez

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Protecting data

As being the main person responsible for the recovery and availability of the data, you need to have a full understanding of how to protect your data against all possible situations you could come across in your daily job. The most common situations you could see are:

  • Media failure
  • Hardware failure
  • Human error
  • Application error

Let's take a closer look at each of these situations.

Media failure

Media failure occurs when a system is unable to write or read from a physical storage device such a disk or a tape due to a defect on the recording surface. This kind of failure can be easily overcome by ensuring that your data is saved on more than one disk (mirrored) using a solution such as RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) or ASM ...

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