10 Backing Up and Restoring Autonomous Database

This section describes backup and recovery tasks on Autonomous Database.

About Backup and Recovery on Autonomous Database

Autonomous Database automatically backs up your database for you. The retention period for backups is 60 days. You can restore and recover your database to any point-in-time in this retention period.

Manual Backups

You do not have to do any manual backups for your database as Autonomous Database backs up your database automatically. You can do manual backups using the cloud console; for example if you want to take a backup before a major change to make restore and recovery faster. When you initiate a point-in-time recovery Autonomous Database decides which backup to use for faster recovery.


You can initiate recovery for your Autonomous Database using the cloud console. Autonomous Database automatically restores and recovers your database to the point-in-time you specify.

Listing Backups

The list of backups available for recovery is shown on the Autonomous Database Details page under Backups.