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Oracle RMAN for Absolute Beginners by Darl Kuhn

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CHAPTER 5

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RMAN Backups and Reporting

Chapter 4 provided the details on configuring RMAN and using specialized features to control the behavior of RMAN. After you consider which features you require, you’re ready to create backups. RMAN can back up the following types of files:

  • Data files
  • Control files
  • Archived redo log files
  • spfiles
  • Backup pieces

For most scenarios, you will use RMAN to back up data files, control files, and archive redo log files. If you have the autobackup of the control file feature enabled, then RMAN will automatically back up the control file and the spfile (if you’re using one) when a BACKUP or COPY command is issued. You ...

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