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Oracle RMAN for Absolute Beginners by Darl Kuhn

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CHAPTER 4

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Configuring RMAN

As stated earlier in the book, RMAN is Oracle’s flagship B&R tool. RMAN is provided by default when you install the Oracle software (for both the Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition). RMAN offers a robust and flexible set of B&R features. The following list highlights some of the most salient qualities:

  • Easy-to-use commands for backup, restore, and recovery.
  • Ability to track which files have been backed up and where to. Manages the deletion of obsolete backups and archive redo logs.
  • Parallelization: Can use multiple processes for backup, restore, and recovery.
  • Incremental backups that only back up changes since ...

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