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Oracle RMAN backup is a standard method of dealing with Oracle databases when issues touching the matter of backup and restore. Therefore, Handy Backup utilizes RMAN backup as a base for its standard Oracle plug-in, effectively replacing a typical RMAN backup script with a GUI-laden full backup solution.
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RMAN is an acronym for "Recovery manager", a feature developed around an earlier EBU (Extensive Backup Utility) solution. Users can realize any RMAN backup strategy by using it as a typical command-line utility, writing RMAN scripts for backup the database with scheduling, storing to FTP etc.
If a user knows RMAN backup commands well, it can help creating such things as RMAN incremental backup script or a batch file allowing converting Oracle 11g data to 12c just from a backup file. However, for most users, an Oracle RMAN script is not a viable solution, due to its complexity and instability.
To modify a prepared script or batch, e.g. to rewrite a RMAN cold backup script to taking "hot" snapshots, a user must have a sufficiently high level of skill at Oracle RMAN backup.
Running an Oracle RMAN script without proper environment can cause malfunctions and even compromise data security (e.g. a RMAN backup script for Windows can commit a viral attack!)
To restore RMAN backup taken by a script, user must perform many operations in strictly manual mode and with a strictly defined sequence of actions, which also require competency.
To simplify RMAN backup and give more flexibility to it, Handy Backup allows using its dedicated Oracle plug-in as Oracle backup software. Create an Oracle RMAN backup task with all features of Handy Backup and its GUI by using the next instruction:
Note: You can always change any details of any existing task by viewing it. The tabs in a task window correspond to different steps of task creation, and you may refresh or change any parameter in the tabs much like the windows of the corresponding steps.
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The Small Business Server Backup edition contains a plug-in allowing RMAN schema backup, or saving up to a single table using different RMAN backup methods for Oracle.
To create an Oracle RMAN recovery, make a new restoration task. In the new task wizard, follow the next instruction:
Being a graphical user interface over the RMAN backup solution, the dedicated Oracle plug-in for Handy Backup brings many advantages to its users over different dedicated batch sequences (such as a typical Oracle 12c RMAN backup script):
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With Handy Backup, you can save your Oracle RMAN backup database to almost any of modern data storages: local disks, USB drives, NAS units, FTP servers (with SFTP and FTPS), WebDAV-based clouds, a dedicated HBDrive storage, or cloud services including Amazon S3, Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox.
Handy Backup covers all operations for Oracle RMAN backup and recovery, including automatic restoration. To restore RMAN backup, just make a restoration task, which will effectively replace a RMAN restore script and move your Oracle schema or database from backup to its destination place.
To take a "cold" Oracle RMAN backup, just stop a server instance during a backup task, and then restart it. To do this operation, write the two separate batch files, one for stopping Oracle and the other one to restart it. On the Step 7, select the first script as pre-action and the second as the post-action to a task.
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