A subclause specifying the type of storage for a backup or copy.
Keywords and Parameters
Specifies disk storage device.
Specifies a sequential I/O device or access method for storage. The syntax and semantics of sequential I/O device types are platform-specific. Example values are sbt and sbt_tape (with or without quotes). These values are synonymous.
The media_device variable specifies a media manager. Media device names are case insensitive. The sbt variable is legal as input, but RMAN output always displays its synonym sbt_tape. It is stored in the catalog as sbt_tape for backward compatibility.
Allocating a Tape Channel: Example This example allocates a maintenance channel for a media management device:
ALLOCATE CHANNEL FOR MAINTENANCE DEVICE TYPE sbt;
Backing Up to Disk: Example This example backs up the database to disk:
BACKUP DEVICE TYPE DISK DATABASE;
Restoring from Tape: Example This example restores archived logs from tape: