Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN), a command-line and Enterprise Manager-based tool, is a common method for efficiently backing up and recovering Oracle databases.
Customers can simply send Oracle backups via the RMAN utility set directly to an ExaGrid disk-based backup system, bypassing the use of a backup agent. ExaGrid delivers a 10 to 50:1 deduplication ratio and can replicate the deduplicated data to a disaster recovery location and report deduplication ratios by the individual RMAN backup jobs. In addition, ExaGrid supports Oracle RMAN Channels for multi-hundred terabyte databases with the fastest backup, fastest restore performance, and failover.
ExaGrid and Oracle RMAN
The use of primary storage as a backup target adds tremendous cost and complexity of protecting Oracle databases. These databases often represent some of those most critical assets in the data center – customer information, financials, human resources information, and a variety of other critical elements. Oracle database administrators must ensure they can be recovered in the event they are corrupted or lost.
ExaGrid eliminates the need for expensive primary storage for database backups without affecting the ability to use familiar built-in database protection tools. While built-in database tools for Oracle and SQL provide the basic capability to back up and recover these mission-critical databases, adding an ExaGrid disk-based backup appliance allows database administrators to gain control over their data protection needs at a lower cost and with less complexity. ExaGrid’s support of Oracle RMAN Channels provides the fastest backup, fastest restore performance, and failover for multi-hundred terabyte databases.