Re: Question about RMAN Datafile + Archivelog Backups
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2009 17:16:30 +0000
If you want to do hot backups, you need those archive logs or you will not be able to recover since your datafiles will be inconsistent when you restore them. Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
From: "Taylor, Chris David" <ChrisDavid.Taylor_at_ingrambarge.com> Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2009 10:56:28
To: 'Oracle-L_at_freelists.org'<oracle-l_at_freelists.org> Subject: Question about RMAN Datafile + Archivelog Backups
What are the risks of NOT including archivelogs as part of the RMAN routine backups?
I have been tasked with reducing our backup sizes and was asked if we had to include archivelogs in our backups.
I realized that I didn't have a real good answer to this. My gut says to backup everything, but I cannot think of an exceptional reason to include archivelogs in my backup sets. When you have to restore you only need the archivelogs since the last backup, right? Or am I forgetting something important here?
Sr. Oracle DBA
Ingram Barge Company
Nashville, TN 37205
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http://www.freelists.org/webpage/oracle-l Received on Wed Dec 02 2009 - 11:16:30 CST