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This book is intended for system administrators and database administrators who manage backup and restore of file-system data or Oracle databases using 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 about using Oracle Secure Backup, see the following Oracle resources:

  • Oracle Secure Backup Installation and Configuration Guide

    This book explains how to install, upgrade and uninstall Oracle Secure Backup on different platforms, and Oracle Secure Backup administrative domain management and network security concepts and tasks.

  • Oracle Secure Backup Reference

    This book describes the commands supported by the obtool command line client, defaults and policies used to configure Oracle Secure Backup, the language used to create datasets that specify backup targets, and user classes and rights.

For more information about database backup and recovery, including the Recovery Manager (RMAN) utility, see the following Oracle resources:

  • Oracle Database Backup and Recovery User's Guide

    This guide covers Oracle database backup and recovery techniques, both with Recovery Manager and user-managed backup and recovery.

The Oracle Secure Backup product Web site is located at the following URL:

See the product Web site for a direct link to the Oracle Secure Backup product download site.


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