Disabling and Re-enabling Scheduled Backups

You can disable and re-enable regularly scheduled backups of a database deployment by manipulating the scheduling information in the system-wide /etc/crontab file.

Note:

Currently, disabling and re-enabling scheduled backups is not supported for Database Cloud Service database deployments that use Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC).

Disabling Scheduled Backups

To disable scheduled backups:

  1. Connect as the opc user to the compute node.

    For detailed instructions, see Connecting to a Compute Node Through Secure Shell (SSH).

  2. Start a root-user command shell:

    $ sudo -s
    #
  3. Enter this bkup_api command.

    # /var/opt/oracle/bkup_api/bkup_api disable backup
  4. Exit the root-user command shell and disconnect from the compute node:

    # exit
    $ exit

Re-Enabling Scheduled Backups

To re-enable scheduled backups:

  1. Connect to the compute node as the opc user.

    For detailed instructions, see Connecting to a Compute Node Through Secure Shell (SSH).

  2. Start a root-user command shell:

    $ sudo -s
    #
  3. Enter this bkup_api command.

    # /var/opt/oracle/bkup_api/bkup_api enable backup
  4. Exit the root-user command shell and disconnect from the compute node:

    # exit
    $ exit