Configuring Automatic Archival to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

You can move backups that are rarely accessed, but must be retained for long periods, to Archive Storage. Archive Storage is more cost effective than Object Storage for preserving cold data.

You can either create a new bucket or use an existing bucket to store backups that must be automatically moved to Archive Storage.

To configure automatic archival of backups to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Archive Storage:
  1. Authorize Object Storage service to move backups to Archive Storage. See Service Permissions in Using Object Lifecycle Management of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Documentation.
  2. To use an existing bucket, ensure that automatic archival is enabled for the bucket.
    1. Check if automatic archival is enabled by viewing the bucket details. See Managing Buckets in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Documentation.
    2. If automatic archival is not enabled, run the installer with the -enableArchiving parameter to enable archiving for the bucket.

      The command to run the installer is similar to the one in Downloading and Installing the Oracle Database Cloud Backup Module for OCI. The -bucket parameter must specify the name of the existing bucket. The default values are used if the -archiveAfterBackup and -retainAfterRestore parameters are not not specified.

      An archiving rule is applied to all the existing objects in the bucket. For example, if you apply a lifecycle policy that archives after two weeks to an existing bucket containing objects, all the objects older than two weeks will be archived.

  3. To create a new bucket, run the installer with the -bucket and -enableArchiving parameters.
  4. Configure an RMAN channel that corresponds to the Oracle Database Cloud Backup Module for OCI. See Configuring Channels for Backup and Recovery Operations.