Thinking Out Loud

September 10, 2017

Thoughts on RMAN Backup Strategy

Filed under: RMAN — mdinh @ 5:56 pm

Do you label your backupset to provide meaningful name?


For Level 0 backup, do you perform database backup separately from archivelog and tag them differently, e.g. LEVEL0, ARCHIVELOG?

How do you tag your backup?

Do you backup controlfile to trace or backup init parameter or backup password file?

Just some thoughts after have been through hell with restore and lucky came out of hell.

Of course, there are pros and cons to everything.
With too much customization, cannot simply use RMAN configure to set it and forget it.

FYI: 12c syntax for SQL

connect target;
set echo on 
set command id to "LEVEL0";
show all;
run {
set controlfile autobackup format for device type disk to '/oradata/backup/%d_%I_%F.ctl';
allocate channel d1 device type disk format '/oradata/backup/%d_%I_%T_%U.LEVEL0' maxopenfiles 1;
backup as compressed backupset 
incremental level 0 check logical database 
#filesperset 1 tag="LEVEL0"
include current controlfile
plus archivelog not backed up 1 times
#filesperset 8 tag="LEVEL0"
alter database backup controlfile to trace as '/oradata/backup/cf_@.sql' REUSE RESETLOGS;
create pfile='/oradata/backup/init@.ora' from spfile;
create pfile from spfile;
report schema;
list backup summary;



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