This document provides information on Oracle Secure Backup command syntax and semantics.


This book is intended for system administrators and database administrators who install, configure or use Oracle Secure Backup. To use this document, you must be familiar with the operating system environment on which you plan to use Oracle Secure Backup.


To perform Oracle database backup and restore operations, you should also be familiar with Oracle backup and recovery concepts, including Recovery Manager (RMAN).

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Related Documents

For more information on Oracle Secure Backup, see the following Oracle resources:

  • Oracle Secure Backup Administrator's Guide

    This book describes how to use Oracle Secure Backup to perform backup and restore operations. The book is oriented to the Oracle Secure Backup Web tool, which is a Web-based GUI interface.

  • Oracle Secure Backup Installation and Configuration Guide

    This book describes how to install Oracle Secure Backup, and how to manage your administrative domain. The book is relevant for both file-system and database backup and restore operations.

  • Oracle Database Backup and Recovery User’s Guide

    This book provides an overview of backup and recovery and discusses backup and recovery strategies. It provides instructions for basic backup and recovery of your database using Recovery Manager (RMAN). It also covers more advanced database backup and recovery topics, including performing user-managed backup and recovery for users who choose not to use RMAN.

You can access the Oracle Secure Backup product download site from the Oracle Secure Backup product Web site, which is located at the following URL:


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