Oracle Database 12cR2 Backup and Recovery with RMAN

4 Day Course
Hands On
Code O12CBR

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This Oracle Database 12cR2 Backup and Recovery with RMAN course is designed to give an Oracle database administrator practical experience in planning and implementing a backup and recovery strategy using Recovery Manager and Flashback Database. The delegate will learn how to perform backup and recovery operations using RMAN and will learn how to use Flashback features to recover from human error.

This Oracle Database 12cR2 Backup and Recovery with RMAN course is suitable for users of Oracle Database 12cR1 and 12cR2. It is also suitable for administrators who have Oracle Database 11gR2 databases.

Exercises and examples are used throughout the course to give practical hands-on experience with the techniques covered.


The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Plan a backup and recovery strategy and a disaster recovery strategy
  • Creating and managing a recovery catalog database
  • Use Recovery Manager to perform backups
  • Using Recovery Manager to perform recoveries
  • Monitor and tune Recovery Manager
  • Performing tablespace point-in-time recovery
  • Perform an encrypted database backup and restore
  • Creating a duplicate database
  • Using Flashback technology to recover from errors

Target Audience

The Oracle Database 12cR2 Backup and Recovery with RMAN course is designed for database administrators, data warehouse administrators and technical support staff who are required to plan and implement database backup and recovery strategies for Ofor Oracle Database databases.

Additional Information

  • Course technical content is subject to change without notice.
  • Course content is structured as sessions, this does not strictly map to course timings. Concepts, content and practicals often span sessions.

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Backup and Recovery Considerations (8 topics)

  • Plan and Implement a Backup and Recovery Strategy
  • Define a Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Test a Backup and Recovery Plan
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Backup Methods
  • Backup Methods Comparison
  • Data Recovery Strategy
  • Backup Strategy
  • Validate the Recovery Strategy

Oracle Recovery Structures and Processes (7 topics)

  • Architectural Components of Backup and Restore
  • Physical Database Structures
  • Logical Database Structures
  • Dynamic Performance Views
  • Redo Logs, Checkpoints and Archives
  • Use the Flash Recovery Area (FRA)
  • The Archivelog Modes of a Database

Flashback (14 topics)

  • Configure and Use Flashback Database
  • Monitor Flashback Database
  • Flash Recovery Area Space Usage
  • Flashback Query
  • Retrieve Row History with Flashback Versions Query
  • Audit or Recover From Transactions with Flashback Transactions Query
  • Flashback Table
  • Recover Dropped Tables with Flashback Drop
  • The Recycle Bin
  • Recover Tables to a Point In Time With Flashback Table
  • Flashback Database
  • Flashback Restore Points
  • Flashback Transaction Backout
  • Flashback Data Archive

Recovery Manager Overview (7 topics)

  • RMAN Features and Components
  • The sysbackup Privilege
  • RMAN Commands
  • Connect to RMAN
  • Specify the Location of RMAN Output
  • Start Up and Shut Down a Target Database Using RMAN
  • Issue SQL Commands in RMAN

Create and Configure a Recovery Catalog (11 topics)

  • Create a Recovery Catalog
  • Register a Database
  • Unregister a Database
  • Control File Information
  • Virtual Private Catalogs
  • Backup a Recovery Catalog
  • Use a Flashback Recovery Area with RMAN
  • Configure Persistent RMAN Settings
  • Set Retention Policies
  • Configure Control File Autobackups
  • Integrate RMAN with a Media Manager

Backup with RMAN (11 topics)

  • Channel Allocation
  • Types of RMAN Backup
  • Recovery Manager Commands
  • Performing Backups
  • Closed and Open Backups
  • Incremental Backups
  • Fast Incremental Backups using Block Change Tracking
  • Backup File Image Copies
  • Oracle Suggested Backup
  • Validate Backups
  • Listing Backups

Advanced Backup Techniques (6 topics)

  • Create Multisection Backups
  • Create Duplexed Backup Sets
  • Create Compressed Backups
  • Backup the Control File to a Trace File
  • Backup Recovery Files
  • Backup up ASM Metadata

Maintain a Recovery Catalog (9 topics)

  • Change the Availability Status of Backups and Copies
  • Catalog Backups Made with Operating System Commands
  • Generate Backup Reports and Lists
  • Cross Check Backups and Copies
  • Delete Backups
  • Update the Repository after Backup Deletion
  • Drop Database and Archival Backups
  • Import and Export the Recovery Catalog
  • Use Data Dictionary Tables

Encrypted RMAN Backups (4 topics)

  • Create an Encrypted RMAN Backup
  • Transparent Encryption
  • Password Encryption
  • Use Different Encryption Modes

Database Failure Diagnostics (6 topics)

  • The Automatic Diagnostic Repository
  • The Data Recovery Advisor
  • Understanding RMAN Messages and the Error Stack
  • Diagnose Data File Loss
  • Recovery with RESETLOGS
  • Dealing with Block Corruption

Overview of Restore and Recovery (6 topics)

  • Restore and Recover
  • Instance Failure and Crash Recovery
  • Media Failure
  • An Overview of Complete Recovery
  • An Overview of Point in Time Recovery
  • Recovery with RESETLOGS

Basic Restore and Recover with RMAN (16 topics)

  • Perform Recovery in Noarchivelog Mode
  • Perform Complete Recovery in Archivelog Mode
  • Use the Flash Recovery Area for Fast Recovery
  • Automatic Tempfile Recovery
  • Identify the Database Files to Restore and Recover
  • Preview Backups used in Restore Operations
  • Apply Incremental Backups to Restore Datafile Image Copies
  • The Switch Command
  • The Data Recovery Advisor
  • Perform Incomplete Recovery (PITR)
  • Restore and Recover a tablespace
  • Restore and Recover Datafiles
  • Recover a Datafile Not Backed Up
  • Table Recovery from Backups
  • Recover Individual Data Blocks
  • The Data Recovery Advisor

Advanced Restore and Recover with RMAN (7 topics)

  • Restore the Server Parameter File
  • Restore the Control File
  • Re-create the Password File
  • Handling Redo Log File Loss
  • Restore and Recover the Database on a New Host
  • Restore RMAN Encrypted Backups
  • Disaster recovery

Tablespace Point in Time Recovery (TSPITR) (2 topics)

  • Tablespace-Point-in-Time Overview
  • Tablespace-Point-in-Time Example

Transport Data (2 topics)

  • Transport Tablespaces
  • Transport Databases

Create a Duplicate Database with RMAN (8 topics)

  • Database Duplication
  • Duplication Options
  • Create Files for the Duplicate Database
  • Prepare the Auxiliary Instance for Duplication
  • Create a Duplicate Database
  • Clone a Running Database
  • An Overview of Using Cloud Control to Clone a Running Database
  • Targetless Duplication of a Database

Monitor, Tune and Troubleshoot Backup and Recovery (4 topics)

  • Tune Recovery Manager Overview
  • Restore and Recovery Performance Best Practices
  • Multiplexing in RMAN
  • Diagnosing Performance Bottlenecks

Overview of RMAN and Oracle Secure Backup (7 topics)

  • Oracle Secure Backup Overview
  • Oracle Secure Backup Interfaces
  • Oracle Secure Backup Architecture
  • Oracle Secure Backup Jobs with RMAN
  • Backup the Fast Recovery Area to Tape
  • RMAN Backup to Tape
  • Overview of Integration with Cloud Control

Overview of Backup and Restore to Tape (6 topics)

  • Schedule Backups with Enterprise Manager
  • Oracle Suggested Backup Strategy
  • Perform Backups to Tape
  • Manage Tape Backups
  • Perform Recovery from Tape
  • RMAN Automatic Failover to Previous Backup


A working knowledge of Oracle SQL and Oracle Database Administration is required to attend the Oracle Database 12cR2 Backup and Recovery with RMAN course. This can be obtained by attendance on an Oracle SQL and either the Oracle Database 11g Release 2 DBA - Part I or Oracle Database 12cR2 Administration course.

This course is run on a Linux operating system, a basic knowledge of UNIX/Linux is recommended but is not essential.

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.

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Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

Code Location Duration Price Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb
Virtual Classroom (London)
4 Days $2,445
Virtual Classroom (London)
4 Days $2,445

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