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

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Configuring the device types for the backup

The next option is to configure the device types on which the backup can be done. The default destination will be FRA, if configured. Even if FRA is not configured, the default device type will still be a disk, as a default disk channel is preconfigured for use in the RMAN. FRA can be configured only over the disk device type but if you want, another tape drive device type can also be configured.

Note

We shall discuss FRA in an upcoming section.

To list the current device type in use, you can use the SHOW command again:

RMAN> SHOW DEVICE TYPE;

RMAN configuration parameters for database with db_unique_name ACDB are:
CONFIGURE DEVICE TYPE DISK PARALLELISM 1 BACKUP TYPE TO BACKUPSET; # default

The second device ...

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