Oracle RMAN Full Backup
After you configure Veeam Plug-in settings, you can use the Oracle RMAN functionality to back up databases. Veeam Plug-in will automatically transfer the backup files to the Veeam backup repository.
The examples given below are for demonstration purposes only. The backup process is performed on the Oracle RMAN side. Consider configuring required RMAN-specific parameters that may affect the backup process. For details on the backup functionality of Oracle RMAN, see the Backing Up the Database section of the Oracle's Database Backup and Recovery User's Guide.
Consistent Backup of Oracle Database in ARCHIVELOG Mode
To create a consistent backup of an Oracle database and redo logs in the ARCHIVELOG mode, run the following script:
rman TARGET /
BACKUP DATABASE PLUS ARCHIVELOG;
In this example, Oracle RMAN will back up the entire database and available archived redo logs. The current online redo log will be archived to make sure all redo changes are transferred to the archived redo log chain. In the ARCHIVELOG mode, there will be no downtime as you don't have to shut down the database. For details on the backup process in different modes, see the Choosing Between NOARCHIVELOG and ARCHIVELOG Mode section of the Oracle's Database Administrator's Guide.
Consistent Backup of Oracle Database in NOARCHIVELOG Mode
To create a consistent backup of an Oracle database operating in NOARCHIVELOG mode, start the Oracle RMAN console and run the following script. Note that the database will be unavailable during the backup. In this example, the database instance will be started after the backup process is complete.
rman TARGET /