Typical Workflow for Administering Oracle Database Backup Cloud Service

To administer Oracle Database Backup Cloud Service, refer to the following task workflow.

Task Description More Information

Request a trial or purchase a subscription

Sign up for a free trial or purchase a subscription. Then activate your subscription, create accounts for your users, and assign them appropriate privileges and roles.

How to Begin with Oracle Database Backup Cloud Service Subscriptions

Download the backup module

Depending on where your backups must be stored, perform one of the following:

  • Download the Oracle Database Cloud Backup Module for OCI installer from Oracle Technology Network (OTN).

  • Download the Oracle Database Backup Module for OCI Classic installer from Oracle Technology Network (OTN).

Downloading and Installing the Oracle Database Cloud Backup Module for OCI

Downloading and Installing the Oracle Database Cloud Backup Module for OCI Classic

Install the required backup module

Depending on where your backups must be stored, run one of the following installers:

  • Oracle Database Backup Module for OCI

  • Oracle Database Cloud Backup Module for OCI Classic

Installing the Oracle Database Cloud Backup Module for OCI

Installing the Oracle Database Cloud Backup Module for OCI Classic

Configure Recovery Manager (RMAN) settings

Configure RMAN to send backups to Oracle Database Backup Cloud Service.

Configuring Recovery Manager (RMAN) Settings

Configure RMAN encryption

Configure RMAN encryption. Backups must be encrypted before they can be sent to the cloud.

Configuring Encryption for Backups

Configure compression

Configure optional compression to reduce the size of backups before they’re sent to the cloud.

Configuring Compression for Backups

Perform backup and recovery

Connect to the target database and configure an RMAN channel, then issue standard RMAN backup, restore, and recovery commands.

Backing Up to Oracle Database Backup Cloud Service

Restoring Backups from Oracle Database Backup Cloud Service

Monitor the service

Check on the day-to-day operation of your service, monitor performance, and review important notifications.

Managing and Monitoring Oracle Cloud Services in Managing and Monitoring Oracle Cloud

Also see Monitoring Your Storage Capacity