Oracle DBA Backup and Recovery Quick Reference
-- Covers all Oracle backup and recovery tools including Oracle 9i's Recovery Manager (RMAN).
-- Provides an overview of all the concepts critical to successful backup and recovery of Oracle databases.
-- Includes full syntax diagrams to the RMAN scripting language with examples and details of the actual backup/restore mechanics.
-- Part of the PHPTR Oracle Series.
The single most important task of an Oracle DBA is ensuring the integrity and recoverability of the database. This requires a thorough understanding of backup and recovery concepts as well as the details of the various methods of performing backups and restoring the database or portions of it. In early versions of the Oracle database, the choice of tools provided by Oracle was relatively limited, but with Oracle 9i, the Recovery Manager (RMAN) provides a powerful and flexible tool to manage the availability and recoverability of the database. The earlier tools, including Export and Import, are still present and play an important role in any comprehensive backup and recovery plan. This book is a quick reference guide to Oracle DBA backup and recovery that provides complete coverage of all key concepts and tools.