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Pro Oracle Database 11g Administration by Darl Kuhn

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C H A P T E R  17

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Configuring RMAN

Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) is Oracle's flagship backup and recovery (B&R) tool. It has been available since Oracle Database 8. This tool is provided by default when you install the Oracle software (for both the Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition). RMAN provides 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 to where. Manages the deletion of obsolete backups and archive-redo logs.
  • Parallelization: can use multiple processes for backup, ...

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