CHAPTER 5Configuring the RMAN Environment

To work with RMAN, you must configure several things, such as the default backup type (disk or tape), the number of channels, and the degree of parallelism. For simple backup tasks, you probably can get by with RMAN's default configuration settings. However, for complex jobs involving sophisticated backup strategies, you need to customize one or more of RMAN's configuration settings.

Broadly speaking, you can configure the RMAN environment in two ways:

  • Make the configuration settings persistent across different RMAN sessions.
  • Manually modify configuration settings for only a particular backup or recovery job.

You can also set different persistent configuration settings for each of the target databases ...

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