Backup and Restore with Autonomous Database in OCI
Backup is a crucial activity when we deal with any database. It derives the mechanism of how to back up the data either with the same or a different optimized format. If data loss happens due to a disaster or human mistake, then the data can be recovered only through a backup. We have many backup methods for Oracle databases, such as Data Pump, Recovery Manager (RMAN), and so on. In this chapter, we are going to discuss backup strategies in Autonomous Database.
In general, Oracle database backup can be taken either as full database backup having user data along with its database metadata (for example, RMAN backup), or we can extract only the user data (for example, Data Pump) and create a dump file. You may wonder how the backup can be taken for an autonomous database. We’ll cover that in detail in this chapter.
We will be covering the following topics:
- Understanding backup types
- Backup through the OCI portal...