Restore a Backup

You can restore an Oracle Java Cloud Service instance to a previous state.

Java Cloud Service restores your instance’s configuration from a selected backup. You can also choose whether to restore the Oracle software (binary files) to its current official patch level, or to leave the software unchanged. If you choose to restore the software, it is restored from an image maintained internally to Oracle Cloud. The software is not restored to the point in time at which the backup was created.

If you performed a scaling operation after the backup was created, the topology of the service instance and the topology of the backup might not be the same. The restore operation can automatically remove nodes that you added to the service instance after the backup was created. However, the restore operation cannot add missing nodes to the service instance that were removed after the backup was created.

Java Cloud Service does not restore the database associated with your service instance. Prior to restoring a backup, you must restore from the corresponding database backup as identified by its RMAN tag or timestamp.

Wait for any maintenance operations on this service instance to complete, such as patching or scaling operations, before you begin.

  1. Access your service console.
  2. Click the name of the service instance that you want to restore.
  3. On the Overview page, click the Administration tile.
  4. Click the Backup tab.
  5. Under Available Backups, beside the backup that you want to restore, click Menu Menu icon, and then select Restore.
  6. If you changed the password of the infrastructure database schema after creating the selected backup, enter the current Schema Password.
  7. If the backup contains fewer nodes than the current number of nodes in the service instance, then the Force scale in check box is selected for you automatically (Not available on Oracle Cloud at Customer).

    Oracle Java Cloud Service removes these nodes from the service instance prior to performing the restore operation. Alternatively, you can remove the nodes in your service instance that are not found in the backup, and then return to this dialog.

  8. If you want to also restore the Oracle software in this service instance to the current official patch level, select Restore binary files.
  9. For Notes, enter any free-form text to provide additional information about the restoration. For example, describe why you are restoring the service instance.
  10. Click Restore.
  11. When prompted for confirmation, perform one of the following steps:
    • If the selected backup has an associated database backup, select the check box to confirm that you have already restored the database, and then click Continue with Restore.
    • Click Yes, Restore Service.
  12. To check the status of the restore operation, periodically click Refresh Refresh icon.