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Oracle RMAN 11g Backup and Recovery by Matthew Hart, Robert G. Freeman

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CHAPTER 3RMAN Setup and Configuration

Let’s get started with this RMAN thing, shall we? Let’s just reach down, pull on the handle, I said, pull on the handle...and, it doesn’t start. We first need to set up RMAN and our database for backup and recovery operations before we can actually do anything. In this chapter, we look at initial RMAN setup requirements and options. First, we dive into Oracle redo logs a little deeper than we did in Chapter 1. These are critical structures in the Oracle database for recovery. Building on that discussion, we look at putting the database in ARCHIVELOG mode, in case you want to do online backups. We then look at the basic RMAN interface, so that you can get into RMAN itself. Next, we discuss configuring RMAN ...

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