From the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console you can restore the database using the Restore operation, where you initiate recovery for your database.
Perform the following prerequisite steps as necessary:
Open the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure console by clicking the next to Oracle Cloud.
- From the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure left navigation list click either Autonomous Data Warehouse, Autonomous Transaction Processing, or Autonomous JSON Database depending on the workload type of your Autonomous Database.
On the Autonomous Databases page select an Autonomous Database from the links under the Display Name column.
To restore and recover your database, do the following:
- On the Autonomous Database Details
page, from the More Actions
drop-down list, select Restore to display the
- In the Restore prompt, select Enter Timestamp or
Select Backup to restore to a point in time or to
restore from a specified backup.
- Enter Timestamp: Enter a timestamp to restore to in the
Enter Timestamp calendar field.
Click the Calendar icon to show the date and timestamp calendar selector.
- Select Backup: Select a backup from the list of backups.
Limit the number of backups you see by specifying a period using the
From and To calendar
- Enter Timestamp: Enter a timestamp to restore to in the Enter Timestamp calendar field.
- Click Restore.
Note:Restoring Autonomous Database puts the database in the unavailable state during the restore operation. You cannot connect to a database in that state. The only lifecycle management operation supported in unavailable state is Terminate.
The details page shows Lifecycle State: Restore In Progress
- When the restore operation finishes your Autonomous Database instance opens and the Lifecycle State shows Available.
At this point you can connect to your Autonomous Database instance and check your data to validate that the restore point you specified was correct. After checking your data if you find that the restore date you specified was not the one you needed, you can initiate another restore operation to another point in time.
The restore operation also restores the
DATA_PUMP_DIRdirectory and user defined directories to the timestamp you specified for the restore; files that were created after that timestamp would be lost.
When you restore, the Oracle Machine Learning workspaces, projects, and notebooks are not restored.
For external tables, partitioned external tables, and the external partitions of hybrid partitioned tables a backup does not include the external files that reside on your Object Store. Thus, for operations where you use a backup to restore your database, such as Restore or Clone from a backup it is your responsibility to backup, and restore if necessary, the external files associated with external tables, external partitioned tables, or the external files for a hybrid partitioned table.
See Clone Autonomous Database from a Backup for information on using Clone from a backup.