Lists available backup snapshots of OCI (Gen 2) environments to determine if a specific backup is available so that you can archive it or use it to restore the current environment by yourself. This command does not work in Classic Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud environments.

Before trying to restore a specific backup, use this command to check if the required backup is available in Oracle Object Storage. If the backup is available, you can restore it (copy it to your environment) by running the restoreBackup command. After copying the backup, you can import it using importSnapshot command. Self-service restoration of the environment saves you processing time.

For services other than Narrative Reporting, this command lists available backup snapshots (created by the daily maintenance process) using the naming convention YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS/; for example, 2022-02-16T21:00:02/ For Narrative Reporting, available snapshots use the naming convention YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS/EPRCS_Backup.tar.gz; for example, 2022-02-16T21:00:02/EPRCS_Backup.tar.gz. In both cases, the timestamp reflects the UTC time when the snapshot was created. The following illustration displays a sample command output.
Sample Command Output

Applies to

Planning, Planning Modules, FreeForm, Financial Consolidation and Close, Tax Reporting, Account Reconciliation, Profitability and Cost Management, Enterprise Profitability and Cost Management, Oracle Enterprise Data Management Cloud, Narrative Reporting, Oracle Sales Planning Cloud, and Oracle Strategic Workforce Planning Cloud.

Required Roles

Service Administrator


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