CHAPTER 8Maintaining RMAN Backups and the Repository

To get the most out of RMAN as your main backup and recovery tool, you must master the various RMAN backup and repository maintenance tasks. Managing RMAN backups involves managing the backups themselves as well as performing the record-keeping chores for those backups in the RMAN repository. The RMAN stores its metadata in the control file of the target database, whether you use a recovery catalog or not. If you use a recovery catalog, RMAN will store its metadata in the recovery catalog as well. You don't have to have a recovery catalog to perform any of the backup maintenance tasks.

Oracle recommends that you implement the following policies as the foundation of your RMAN backup and repository ...

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