Course Overview
Course Duration: 5 Days

This Oracle Database 12c: Backup and Recovery Workshop will teach you how to evaluate your own recovery requirements. You’ll develop appropriate strategies for backup, restore and recovery procedures from provided scenarios. In this course, you will be introduced to Oracle Database Cloud Service.

Learn To:

Develop appropriate backup and recovery procedures to address your business needs.
Implement backup and recovery settings and perform backup operations to disk and tape.
Employ Oracle Database recovery procedures to recover from media and other failures.
Diagnose and repair data failures.
Use Flashback Technologies and data duplication to complement backup and recovery procedures.
Secure the availability of your database by appropriate backup and recovery strategies.
Gain an understanding of the Oracle Database Cloud Service.
Benefits to You

Ensure fast, reliable, secure and easy to manage performance. Optimize database workloads, lower IT costs and deliver a higher quality of service by enabling consolidation onto database clouds.

Perform Backup and Recovery

Expert instructors will begin by helping you gain a deeper understanding of possibly the most important job of a Database Administrator – backup and recovery. The concepts and architecture that support backup and recovery, along with the steps required to carry it out in various ways and situations, are covered in detail.

Recovery Manager Command Line and Graphical Interfaces

This course will teach you about Recovery Manager (RMAN) command line and graphical interfaces for various backup, failure, restore and recovery scenarios.

Participate in Hands-on Practices and Workshops

Participating in extensive hands-on practices and workshops will help you gain experience in a realistic technical environment. Interactive workshops give you the opportunity to diagnose and recover from numerous failure scenarios, based on backup and recovery case studies.

Key Takeaways

Upon completing this course, you will know how to evaluate your own recovery requirements. You’ll have the skills to develop an appropriate strategy for backup and recovery procedures.

Who Should Attend
Database Administrators
Support Engineer
Technical Administrator
Data Warehouse Administrator

Course Certifications
This course is part of the following Certifications:

Prerequisites
Knowledge of SQL and PL/SQL
Knowledge of Oracle Database 12c
Oracle Database 12c: Administration Workshop Ed 2
Suggested Prerequisites:

Using Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Ed 2

Course Objectives
Use the Data Recovery Advisor to diagnose and repair failures.
Use Oracle Flashback Technologies to recover from human error.
Perform an encrypted database backup and restore.
Perform tablespace point-in-time recovery.
Describe additional high availability features such as Oracle Data Guard.
Gain an understanding of the Oracle Database Cloud Service
Describe Oracle Database backup methods and recovery operations that can be used to resolve database failure.
Describe the Oracle Database architecture components related to backup and recovery operations.
Plan effective backup and recovery procedures.
Configure the database for recoverability.
Use Recovery Manager (RMAN) to create backups and perform recovery operations.

Course Content
Introduction

Curriculum Context
Assess your Recovery Requirements
Categories of failures
Oracle Backup and Recovery Solutions
Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture
Oracle Secure Backup
Benefits of using Oracle Data Guard
Basic Workshop Architecture
Getting Started

Core Concepts of the Oracle Database, Critical for Backup and Recovery
Oracle DBA Tools for Backup and Recovery
Connecting to Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN)
Quick Start: A Problem-Solution Approach
Configuring for Recoverablility

RMAN commands
Configuring and managing persistent settings
Using the Fast Recovery Area (FRA)
Control File
Redo Log File
Archiving Logs
Using the RMAN Recovery Catalog

Creating and Configuring the Recovery Catalog
Managing Target Database Records in the Recovery Catalog
Using RMAN Stored Scripts
Maintaining and Protecting the Recovery Catalog
Virtual Private Catalogs
Backup Strategies and Terminology

Backup Solutions Overview and Terminology
Balancing Backup and Restore Requirements
Backing Up Read-Only Tablespaces
Best Practices for Data Warehouse Backups
Additional Backup Terminology
Performing Backups

RMAN Backup Types
Incrementally Updated Backups
Fast Incremental Backup
Block Change Tracking
Oracle-Suggested Backup
Reporting on Backups
Managing Backups
Improving Your Backups

Compressing Backups
Using a Media Manager
Creating RMAN Multisection Backups, Proxy Copies, Duplexed Backup Sets and Backups of Backup Sets
Creating and Managing Archival Backups
Backing Up Recovery Files
Backing Up the Control File to a Trace File
Cataloging Additional Backup Files
Backing Up ASM Disk Group Metadata
Using RMAN-Encrypted Backups

Creating RMAN-Encrypted Backups
Using Transparent-Mode Encryption
Using Password-Mode Encryption
Using Dual-Mode Encryption
Diagnosing Database Failures

Reducing Problem Diagnosis Time
Automatic Diagnostic Repository
Interpreting RMAN Message Output and Error Stacks
Data Recovery Advisor
Diagnosing Data File Loss (file system and ASM)
Handling Block Corruption
Restore and Recovery Concepts

Restoring and Recovering
Instance Failure and Instance/Crash Recovery
Media Failure
Complete Recovery (Overview)
Point-in-Time Recovery (Overview)
Recovery Through RESETLOGS
Performing Recovery, Part 1

RMAN Recovery in NOARCHIVELOG Mode
Performing Complete Recovery (of critical and noncritical data files)
Restoring ASM Disk Groups
Recovery with Image Files
Performing Point-in-Time (PITR) or Incomplete Recovery
Table Recovery from Backups
Performing Recovery, Part 2

Recovery of Server Parameter File, Control File
Redo Log File Loss and Recovery
Password Authentication File Re-creation
Index, Read-Only Tablespace, and Tempfile Recovery
Restoring the Database to a New Host
Disaster Recovery
Restoring RMAN Encrypted Backups
RMAN and Oracle Secure Backup

Oracle Secure Backup Overview
Oracle Database Disk and Tape Backup Solution
Backing Up the Fast Recovery Area to Tape
Defining Retention for RMAN Backups
RMAN and Oracle Secure Backup Basic Process Flow
Integration with Cloud Control
RMAN Database Backup to Tape
Performing Tape Backups and Restores

Scheduling Backups with EM
Oracle-Suggested Backup
RMAN and OSB Process Flow
RMAN and Oracle Secure Backup Jobs
Managing Database Tape Backups
Performing Database Recovery
RMAN Automatic Failover to Previous Backup
Using Flashback Technologies

Flashback Technology: Overview and Setup
Using Flashback Technology to Query Data
Flashback Table
Flashback Transaction (Query and Backout)
Flashback Drop and the Recycle Bin
Flashback Data Archive
Using Flashback Database

Flashback Database Architecture
Configuring Flashback Database
Performing Flashback Database
Best Practices for Flashback Database
Managing Backup Space or Transporting Data

Transporting Tablespaces
Transporting Databases
Duplicating a Database

Using a Duplicate Database
Choosing Database Duplication Techniques
Creating a Backup-up Based Duplicate Database
Understanding the RMAN Duplication Operation
Using Cloud Control to Clone a Database
RMAN Performance and Tuning

Tuning Principles
RMAN Multiplexing
Diagnosing Performance Bottlenecks
Restore and Recovery Performance Best Practices
Backup and Recovery Workshop

Workshop Structure
Workshop Approach to Solving Failure Scenarios
Business Requirements for Database Availability and Procedures