9.6 Managing Backups

As part of a backup strategy, you must manage database backups. A related task is managing the record of those backups in the Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) repository. RMAN simplifies these tasks.

In a multitenant environment, you can manage backups for the whole multitenant container database (CDB) or for one or more pluggable databases (PDBs). The steps in this section are applicable to CDBs and PDBs, with minor modifications. To manage backups for the whole CDB, connect to the root and use the steps described in this section. To manage backups of a single PDB, connect to that PDB and use the steps described in this section. To manage backups of multiple PDBs using one command, connect to the root and use the PLUGGABLE DATABASE clause followed by a list of PDBs.

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