When you create a new backup job, it is recommended that you enable the application-aware image processing option and specify required application-specific settings. For more information about application-aware image processing, see the Specify Guest Processing Settings section of Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
If your backups were created without application-aware image processing, you can explore them, as described in Exploring non-Application Enabled Backups.
The application-specific information is retrieved according to the following:
- If the application-aware image processing option is enabled, Veeam Explorer obtains application-specific Oracle database information from the Oracle VM backup metadata located in the Veeam backup server configuration database.
- If the application-aware image processing option is disabled, Veeam Explorer requires a staging Oracle server to mount a selected image-level Oracle VM backup (with databases and redo logs) and collect required information using the guest scan and Oracle infrastructure analysis.
Make sure to have your database in the OPEN state during backup. Otherwise, the following warning message will appear in the backup job session: “Oracle database instance state is not valid for property collection”.