Regular Essbase backups, which should be integrated into production server maintenance, are key to database maintenance. The volatility of the database and server environment and the need for rapid database restoration if a server interruption occurs should determine backup frequency.

Restore refers to the process of returning a database to the state it was in when a backup was performed. For block storage databases, you can use the automated Essbase backup and restore feature or using manual procedures. For aggregate storage databases, you must use manual backup and restore features.

Recover refers to the process of returning a database to a post-backup state that includes transactions that occurred after the backup was performed. To recover a database, you must use the automated backup and restore and the automated transaction logging and replay features.

For more information about MaxL statements and Administration Services Console options discussed in this section, see the Oracle Essbase Technical Reference and Oracle Essbase Administration Services Online Help, respectively.