Implementing Incremental Forever Strategy for Oracle Database Backups
When databases get ever larger and larger, backing them up using traditional RMAN backupsets will quickly get unfeasible. Completing a backup requires too much time and resources, but more importantly the same also applies to restores. RMAN has always provided a solution as incrementally updated image copies, but they are much less manageable than backupsets. This presentation goes into detail on how to successfully implement incremental-forever database backup strategy together with a capable storage system like Netapp or ZFS Storage Appliance, and on how to build more advanced features on top that platform, like automation and cloning.
Attendees should be familiar with RMAN and have an overview how backup and recovery works in Oracle. In addition attendees should have some basic knowledge about storage systems and NFS.
* Attendees will gain knowledge on how to maximise their investment on Netapp/Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance or other capable storage system by utilising its features for backing up and restoring multi-terabyte databases.
* Presentation gives detailed overview how incremental-forever backup strategy can be implemented.
* Presentation explores also how to build more modern database features, like database virtualisation on top of the presented backup method.