Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 21:28:53 -0400
The below is a portion of an email describing how the plan for disaster recovery has been explained to us. This is an Oracle 10g database running on Windows 2003 server.
The way we did the disaster recovery backup is:
1.. Export the entire db (with no rows option) - This will get a copy of export to recreate the database with all users and system settings. 2.. Export the entire schema (with no rows option) - This will get a copy of export to recreate empty table shells with indexes, keys and all procedures, packages, functions and any other metadata for each user. 3.. Export every table by schema (all table data) - This is all the data. Step2: Every export file is zipped and encrypted using gpg
Step3: Move the whole archive to USB drive.
The entire process takes about 5 full days. Which is ok considering its once a month job. Most of it is automatically done except for moving to usb and preparing the scripts. The total size of this is about 170GB.
We have 1tb disks which can hold up to 5 or 6 of these copies. Received on Tue Jul 22 2008 - 20:28:53 CDT