Re: AWS or Microsoft storage

From: Kellyn Pot'Vin-Gorman <>
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2019 18:43:58 -0800
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Hi Ram,
First, a disclaimer- I work for Microsoft, but second, I spend a majority of my time working on projects to migrate Oracle workloads to Azure VMs. Not Azure SQL, but Azure VM with Oracle that’s become a major part of my role in the last year. As part of these projects, I also architect and build out their backup strategies.
Azure storage is a very viable solution for backups. There are numerous ways you can architect this, including third party solutions or without.

  1. RMAN backups to Azure cloud storage, use Express Route to deter from some of the network latency.
  2. If the databases are over 1TB, wouldn’t consider traditional backup to the cloud due to network latency and slowness.
  3. Create a DataGuard standby in Azure cloud on a VM and use Azure Site Recovery to do a snapshot backup. Far Sync is one of my favorite features, as it allows sync to the stand by in the cloud from on-prem, no matter the distance.
  4. Third party services/appliances can make it quite easy- both for speed and for management- Veeam, Commvault or NetApp.
  5. If hour databases are all in VMs on-prem, there are more solutions, allowing you to back them up to Azure Cloud storage.

Let me know if you have questions, but yes- it’s quite inexpensive for these types of Azure cloud services/storage.

Hope this helps and let me know if you have questions, Kellyn Gorman

On Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 6:15 PM Ram Raman <> wrote:

> All,
> Traditionally, in the places that I have been, the tape backups of
> databases were sent over to companies like Iron Mountan. However, with
> Amazon or other companies offering storage cheap (I hear they only charge
> for reading not writing, true?), storing backups there is being floated as
> a possible solution. Has anyone here used Amazon or other such options for
> storing their DB backups. What are their experiences. Was data retrieval
> fast enough. Plus any risk related to security?
> Ram.


*Kellyn Pot'Vin-Gorman*
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