Oracle database  backup service is cloud Storage Solution for your Oracle Database Backups. Oracle Database Backup Service provides a low-cost alternative for storing backups in an offsite location. It is an Oracle Public Cloud object-based storage offering that enables you to store your on-premises or cloud-deployed database backups.

If you are familiar with Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN), it should take only a few minutes for you to start backing up your database to the cloud. Here’s all you need to do:

  • Download Oracle Database Cloud Backup Module from OTN Site
  • Unzip opc_installer.zip file.

  • Get the service name of your back up subscription. Loin to My services > Oracle database backup service.
  • On the right hand corner, make a note of the service/Identity details from the REST Endpoint field.
  • Open a putty session to the target DB server. Login as owner of the Oracle RDBMS software.
  • Create 2 directories to store the backup module wallet and library.
  • Execute the jar file to start the installation process.
  • Configure RMAN tape backup parameters.

  • Running the RMAN backup into cloud. Enable encryption. Oracle Database Backup Service can’t be used for non-encrypted backups. For Cloud DB instance, backup can run without encryption.
  • Kick off RMAN backup.

The container is automatically created for backups with some random Name. To store backups in custom container, include -container parameter and the custom container name when you run the Oracle Database Cloud Backup Module installer.

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 Restore and Recover Test:

I deleted one data file and restored database from recent backups.

Billing for backup Service:

You can get the detail of backups storage usage charges from billing metric. Really useful to know how much storage used for backups.

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Reference:

https://docs.oracle.com/en/cloud/paas/db-backup-cloud/csdbb/toc.htm

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