Database Protection

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    After you configure Veeam Plug-in, 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.

    Note

    Mind the following:

    • In the Veeam Plug-in configuration wizard, you can enable/disable Veeam Plug-in Data Compression and Deduplication. If you enable the Veeam Plug-in compression, do not use Oracle RMAN integrated compression as well. It can slow down the backup and restore processes.
    • It is Oracle's best practice to add the EXIT; command at the bottom of the script to shut down the RMAN utility. Without the EXIT; command in the script, it is up to Oracle RMAN to decide when to close the backup session, which can lead to multiple unclosed RMAN backup sessions.

     

    Tip

    If you have configured the retention policy, run the DELETE OBSOLETE command after the database backup to delete obsolete backups from the repository.

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