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Back up application volume

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

About this task

By default, consistency group (CG) backups are created. If you want to create volume based backups, you should set the value of EnableOracleNdvVolumeBasedBackup to true in the web.config file.


  1. In the left navigation pane, click Resources, and then select the Oracle Database plug-in from the list.

  2. In the Resources page, select Application Volume from the View list.

  3. Click filter icon, and then select the host name and the database type to filter the resources.

    You can then click filter icon to close the filter pane.

  4. Select the application volume that you want to back up.

    The Application volume-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 then enter a custom name format that you want to use for the Snapshot name.

    For example, customtext__policy_hostname or resource_hostname. By default, a timestamp is appended to the Snapshot 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 add policy from resourcegroup.

    In the Configure schedules for selected policies section, the selected policies are listed.

    1. Click add policy from resourcegroup in the Configure Schedules column for the policy for which you want to configure a schedule.

    2. 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 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.
  8. Review the summary, and then click Finish.

    The application volume topology page is displayed.

  9. Click Back up Now.

  10. 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.

  11. Monitor the operation progress by clicking Monitor > Jobs.