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A Getting Started with Oracle Database Backup Service

This section provides installation and configuration information that will get you started backing up your Oracle Database with Oracle Database Backup Service using the Oracle Database Cloud Backup Module.

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Workflow for Using Oracle Database Backup Service

To install the Oracle Database Cloud Backup Module and begin using Oracle Database Backup Service, use the following table as a guide to tasks:

Task Description More Information

Request a trial of Oracle Storage Cloud Service or purchase a subscription to Oracle Database Backup Service

Provide your information, and sign up for a free trial or purchase a subscription. Purchase storage capacity in 1TB blocks.

Important Information About Oracle Database Backup Service Trial and Paid Subscriptions

Requesting a Trial Subscription to an Oracle Cloud Service or Purchasing a Subscription to an Oracle Cloud Service in Getting Started with Oracle Cloud

Activate the service

After Oracle processes your trial request or purchase order, sign in to My Account and activate the service. Emails will reference Oracle Storage Cloud Service, not Oracle Database Backup Service.

Activating Your Trial Subscription or Activating Your Order for an Oracle Cloud Service in Getting Started with Oracle Cloud

Verify the service is activated

Once the activation process is complete, sign in to My Services and confirm that your service is now up and available for use. Oracle Database Backup Service subscriptions will appear as Oracle Storage Cloud Service subscriptions in Cloud Portal.

Verifying a Service Is Up and Running in Getting Started with Oracle Cloud

Add and manage users and roles

Create accounts for your users and assign them appropriate privileges.

Managing User Accounts and Managing the Roles Assigned to a User in Getting Started with Oracle Cloud

Download the Oracle Database Cloud Backup Module

Download the Oracle Database Cloud Backup Module installer tool from OTN and unzip it.

Downloading and Installing the Oracle Database Cloud Backup Module

Install the Oracle Database Cloud Backup module

Execute the installer.

Downloading and Installing the Oracle Database Cloud Backup Module

Configure Recovery Manager (RMAN) settings

Configure RMAN library environment to back up to Oracle Database Backup Service.

Configuring Recovery Manager (RMAN) Settings

Configure encryption

Oracle Database backup to Oracle Database Backup Service can be done only if the RMAN backup is encrypted.

Configuring Encryption for Backups

Configure compression

You can optionally use RMAN compression while backing up Oracle databases to Oracle Database Backup Service.

Configuring Compression for Backups

Run the backup

Connect to the target database and configure an RMAN channel. Then issue the RMAN backup commands.

Backing up to Oracle Database Backup Service


Important Information About Oracle Database Backup Service Trial and Paid Subscriptions

There are no specific trials for Oracle Database Backup Service. To try Oracle Database Backup Service, you must request a trial of Oracle Storage Cloud Service. You can use the Cloud Backup Module with Oracle Storage Cloud Service trials. For paid accounts, Oracle Database Backup Service is a separate SKU from Oracle Storage Cloud Service, however the account will not show up as Oracle Database Backup Service in Cloud Portal. It will show up as Oracle Storage Cloud Service, so you should provide your Oracle Database Backup Service subscriptions with meaningful identity and service names.

The emails from Oracle Cloud will reference Oracle Storage Cloud Service, not Oracle Database Backup Service.

Oracle Database Backup Service subscriptions will appear as Oracle Storage Service Cloud subscriptions in Cloud Portal.