CHAPTER 2Jump-Starting RMAN

This chapter is for those who are fairly new to Oracle and RMAN. The purpose of this chapter is to show you how simple it can be—even for a novice—to back up, restore, and recover a database using RMAN. You'll see that it's possible to use RMAN with little or no training. This chapter will walk you through critical tasks such as how to connect to your database, start it, enable archiving, and then perform basic backup and recovery tasks.

If you're a seasoned Oracle DBA and are already somewhat familiar with RMAN, then this chapter is not for you. As an experienced DBA, the recipes that come after this chapter contain the information you need.

This chapter starts with simple SQL*Plus examples of how to connect to your ...

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