Backing up Oracle resources

If a resource is not part of any resource group, you can back up the resource from the Resources page.

Before you begin


  1. In the left navigation pane, click Resources, and then select the appropriate plug-in from the list.
  2. In the Resources page, select Database from the View list.
  3. Click , and then select the host name and the database type to filter the resources.
    You can then click to close the filter pane.
  4. Click the database that you want to back up.
    The Database-Protect page is displayed.
  5. In the Resource page, perform the following actions:
    For this field... Do this...
    Use custom name format for Snapshot copy Select this check box, and enter a custom name format that you want to use for the Snapshot copy name.

    For example, customtext__policy_hostname or resource_hostname. By default, a timestamp is appended to the Snapshot copy name.

    Exclude archive log destinations from backup Specify the destinations of the archive log files that you do not want to back up.
  6. In the Policies page, perform the following steps:
    1. Select one or more policies from the drop-down list.
      Note: You can also create a policy by clicking .
      In the Configure schedules for selected policies section, the selected policies are listed.
    2. Click in the Configure Schedules column for the policy for which you want to configure a schedule.
    3. In the Add schedules for policy policy_name window, configure the schedule, and then click OK.
      policy_name is the name of the policy that you have selected.
      The configured schedules are listed in the Applied Schedules column.
  7. In the Verification page, perform the following steps:
    1. Click Load locators to load the SnapMirror or SnapVault volumes to perform verification on secondary storage.
    2. Click in the Configure Schedules column to configure the verification schedule for all of the schedule types of the policy.
    3. In the Add Verification Schedules policy_name dialog box, perform the following actions:
      If you want to... Do this...
      Run verification after backup Select Run verification after backup.
      Schedule a verification Select Run scheduled verification, and then select the schedule type from the drop-down list.
    4. Select Verify on secondary location to verify your backups on secondary storage.
    5. Click OK.
      The configured verification schedules are listed in the Applied Schedules column.
  8. In the Notification page, from the Email preference drop-down list, select the scenarios in which you want to send the emails.
    You must also specify the sender and receiver email addresses, and the subject of the email. If you want to attach the report of the backup operation performed on the resource, and then select Attach Job Report.
    Note: For email notification, you must have specified the SMTP server details using the either the GUI or the PowerShell command Set-SmSmtpServer.
  9. Review the summary, and then click Finish.
    The database topology page is displayed.
  10. Click Back up Now.
  11. In the Backup page, perform the following steps:
    1. If you have applied multiple policies to the resource, from the Policy drop-down list, select the policy that you want to use for backup.
    2. Click Backup.
  12. Monitor the operation progress by clicking Monitor > Jobs.