In this chapter, we discuss some of the concepts and issues relating to backup and recovery of RAC databases. We will concentrate on Recovery Manager (
RMAN), the standard backup and recovery package supplied with the database software. Even if you currently use third-party backup solutions for your single-instance database, we recommend that you seriously consider using the capabilities of
RMAN in a RAC environment.
RMAN is tightly integrated with the database and therefore generally provides the most efficient, supported, and widely available solution for backup and recovery. In addition,
RMAN is RAC-aware and its price is already included as part of your Oracle license.
Before you implement ...