Re: Best way to restore database back to previous point in time

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2014 22:14:45 +0000 (UTC)
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On Sat, 22 Mar 2014 23:31:39 +1100, Noons wrote:

> On 22/03/2014 2:18 PM, Mladen Gogala wrote:

>> ever since. The technology itself hasn't changed much, it still uses
>> "ALTER DATABASE BEGIN/END BACKUP". Sad truth is that rman doesn't have
>> a snapshot API.

> Read somewhere that it is either in 12c or the next one.
> About bloody time rman recognizes what everyone else is doing...
> The other one that apparently is in 12c (haven't checked it, so I say
> "apparently") is the consistent restore of a single table with PIT
> recovery. Kinda neat!

The motivation for talking about implementing a snapshot API comes from the competition. DB2 10 has a snapshot API. DB2 v10 is a big problem for Oracle, because it's comparable feature by feature, at half the price.

Despite the fact that IBM sales force is doing less than stellar job with pushing DB2 to Unix and Windows, I see more and more DB2 in the data centers. The price difference works on its own merit.

Mladen Gogala
The Oracle Whisperer
Received on Sat Mar 22 2014 - 23:14:45 CET

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