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Oracle Database 12cR2 Backup and Recovery with RMAN

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.

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

Versions supported 12cR2, 18c, 19c.

Course Objectives

The Oracle Database 12cR2 Backup and Recovery with RMAN course is designed to provide the skills needed to enable a delegate to plan and implement a backup and recovery strategy in the workplace for Oracle Databases using RMAN and Flashback Database technologies

Who will the Course Benefit?

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 Oracle databases.

Skills Gained

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

Requirements

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 the Oracle SQL course and a suitable database administration course. The ability to describe and use Oracle built-in packages would be advantageous, but is not essential.

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

Where Oracle 12cR2 courses are listed in the Pre-requisite Courses section equivalent Oracle 11g courses will also suffice.

Pre-Requisite Courses

Oracle SQL
Oracle Database 12cR2 Administration

Examinations

This course will aid the delegate towards their preparation for the following exam:

Oracle Database Administration II: 1Z0-083

Attending this course together with the following courses will help delegates gain many of the skills and product knowledge requirements as outlined in the exam objectives:

Oracle Database 18c Install & Upgrade
Oracle Multitenant Administration

Studying this course and its associated reference materials can form part of the preparation to achieve certification. Experience, practice, self-study and aptitude are also key requirements for exam success.

Before taking any exam, ensure you have the recommended experience. The Oracle website lists all exam requirements and these are updated regularly.

Exams are not included as part of the course.


  • Course content

    Course Introduction

    • Administration and Course Materials
    • Course Structure and Agenda
    • Delegate and Trainer Introductions

    Session 1: BACKUP AND RECOVERY CONSIDERATIONS

    • 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

    Session 2: ORACLE RECOVERY STRUCTURES AND PROCESSES

    • 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

    Session 3: FLASHBACK

    • 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

    Session 4: RECOVERY MANAGER OVERVIEW

    • 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

     

    Session 5: CREATE AND CONFIGURE A RECOVERY CATALOG

    • 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

    Session 6: BACKUP WITH RMAN

    • 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

    Session 7: ADVANCED BACKUP TECHNIQUES

    • 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

    Session 8: MAINTAIN A RECOVERY CATALOG

    • 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

    Session 9: ENCRYPTED RMAN BACKUPS

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

    Session 10: DATABASE FAILURE DIAGNOSTICS

    • 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

    Session 11: OVERVIEW OF RESTORE AND RECOVERY

    • 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

    Session 12: BASIC RESTORE AND RECOVER WITH RMAN

    • 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

    Session 13: ADVANCED RESTORE AND RECOVER WITH RMAN

    • 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

    Session 14: TABLESPACE POINT IN TIME RECOVERY (TSPITR)

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

    Session 15: TRANSPORT DATA

    • Transport Tablespaces
    • Transport Databases

    Session 16: CREATE A DUPLICATE DATABASE WITH RMAN

    • 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

    Session 17: MONITOR, TUNE AND TROUBLESHOOT BACKUP AND RECOVERY

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

    Session 18: OVERVIEW OF RMAN AND ORACLE SECURE BACKUP

    • 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

    Session 19: OVERVIEW OF BACKUP AND RESTORE TO TAPE

    • 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

Duration: 4 days
Price: £1695 + VAT

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