Oracle Database 12c: Backup and Recovery Workshop
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COURSE COST: $2995.00

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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This Oracle Database 12c: Backup and Recovery Workshop will teach you how to evaluate your own recovery requirements. You'll develop appropriate strategies for backup, restore and recovery procedures from provided scenarios.

- Develop appropriate backup and recovery procedures to address your business needs.
- Implement backup and recovery settings and perform backup operations to disk and tape.
- Employ Oracle Database recovery procedures to recover from media and other failures.
- Diagnose and repair data failures.
- Use Flashback Technologies and data duplication to complement backup and recovery procedures.
- Secure the availability of your database by appropriate backup and recovery strategies.


- Database Administrators
- Data Warehouse Administrator
- Support Engineer
- Technical Consultant
- Technical Administrator


*Course Cost listed does not include the cost of courseware or lunch, required in your registration. Please refer to your Enrollment Sales Order or Invoice for the additional cost. If you have any questions, please contact us ( or 207-775-0244). Course subject to minimum enrollment. Courses maybe run as a LDL - Live Distance Learning if minimum enrolled not met.


Curriculum Context
Assess your Recovery Requirements
Categories of failures
Oracle Backup and Recovery Solutions
Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture
Oracle Secure Backup
Benefits of using Oracle Data Guard
Basic Workshop Architecture

Getting Started
Core Concepts of the Oracle Database, Critical for Backup and Recovery
Oracle DBA Tools for Backup and Recovery
Connecting to Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN)
Quick Start: A Problem-Solution Approach

Configuring for Recoverablility
RMAN commands
Configuring and managing persistent settings
Using the Fast Recovery Area (FRA)
Control File
Redo Log File
Archiving Logs

Using the RMAN Recovery Catalog
Creating and Configuring the Recovery Catalog
Managing Target Database Records in the Recovery Catalog
Using RMAN Stored Scripts
Maintaining and Protecting the Recovery Catalog
Virtual Private Catalogs

Backup Strategies and Terminology
Backup Solutions Overview and Terminology
Balancing Backup and Restore Requirements
Backing Up Read-Only Tablespaces
Best Practices for Data Warehouse Backups
Additional Backup Terminology

Performing Backups
RMAN Backup Types
Incrementally Updated Backups
Fast Incremental Backup
Block Change Tracking
Oracle-Suggested Backup
Reporting on Backups
Managing Backups

Improving Your Backups
Compressing Backups
Using a Media Manager
Creating RMAN Multisection Backups, Proxy Copies, Duplexed Backup Sets and Backups of Backup Sets
Creating and Managing Archival Backups
Backing Up Recovery Files
Backing Up the Control File to a Trace File
Cataloging Additional Backup Files
Backing Up ASM Disk Group Metadata

Using RMAN-Encrypted Backups
Creating RMAN-Encrypted Backups
Using Transparent-Mode Encryption
Using Password-Mode Encryption
Using Dual-Mode Encryption

Diagnosing Database Failures
Reducing Problem Diagnosis Time
Automatic Diagnostic Repository
Interpreting RMAN Message Output and Error Stacks
Data Recovery Advisor
Diagnosing Data File Loss (file system and ASM)
Handling Block Corruption

Restore and Recovery Concepts
Restoring and Recovering
Instance Failure and Instance/Crash Recovery
Media Failure
Complete Recovery (Overview)
Point-in-Time Recovery (Overview)
Recovery Through RESETLOGS

Performing Recovery, Part 1
Performing Complete Recovery (of critical and noncritical data files)
Restoring ASM Disk Groups
Recovery with Image Files
Performing Point-in-Time (PITR) or Incomplete Recovery
Table Recovery from Backups

Performing Recovery, Part 2
Recovery of Server Parameter File, Control File
Redo Log File Loss and Recovery
Password Authentication File Re-creation
Index, Read-Only Tablespace, and Tempfile Recovery
Restoring the Database to a New Host
Disaster Recovery
Restoring RMAN Encrypted Backups

RMAN and Oracle Secure Backup
Oracle Secure Backup Overview
Oracle Database Disk and Tape Backup Solution
Backing Up the Fast Recovery Area to Tape
Defining Retention for RMAN Backups
RMAN and Oracle Secure Backup Basic Process Flow
Integration with Cloud Control
RMAN Database Backup to Tape

Performing Tape Backups and Restores
Scheduling Backups with EM
Oracle-Suggested Backup
RMAN and OSB Process Flow
RMAN and Oracle Secure Backup Jobs
Managing Database Tape Backups
Performing Database Recovery
RMAN Automatic Failover to Previous Backup

Using Flashback Technologies
Flashback Technology: Overview and Setup
Using Flashback Technology to Query Data
Flashback Table
Flashback Transaction (Query and Backout)
Flashback Drop and the Recycle Bin
Flashback Data Archive

Using Flashback Database
Flashback Database Architecture
Configuring Flashback Database
Performing Flashback Database
Best Practices for Flashback Database

Managing Backup Space or Transporting Data
Transporting Tablespaces
Transporting Databases

Duplicating a Database
Using a Duplicate Database
Choosing Database Duplication Techniques
Creating a Backup-up Based Duplicate Database
Understanding the RMAN Duplication Operation
Using Cloud Control to Clone a Database

RMAN Performance and Tuning
Tuning Principles
RMAN Multiplexing
Diagnosing Performance Bottlenecks
Restore and Recovery Performance Best Practices

Backup and Recovery Workshop
Workshop Structure
Workshop Approach to Solving Failure Scenarios
Business Requirements for Database Availability and Procedures