What can you do with the Plug-in for Oracle Database

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The SnapCenter Plug-in for Oracle Database is a host-side component of the NetApp SnapCenter Software that enables application-aware data protection management of Oracle databases.

The Plug-in for Oracle Database automates the backup, cataloging and uncataloging with Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN), verification, mounting, unmounting, restore, recovery, and cloning of Oracle databases in your SnapCenter environment. The Plug-in for Oracle Database installs SnapCenter Plug-in for UNIX to perform all the data protection operations.

You can use the Plug-in for Oracle Database to manage backups of Oracle databases running SAP applications. However, SAP BR*Tools integration is not supported.

  • Back up datafiles, control files, and archive log files.

    Backup is supported only at container database (CDB) level.

  • Restore and recovery of databases, CDBs, and pluggable databases (PDBs).

    Incomplete recovery of PDBs are not supported.

  • Create clones of production databases up to a point-in-time.

    Cloning is supported only at CDB level.

  • Verify backups immediately.

  • Mount and unmount data and log backups for recovery operation.

  • Schedule backup and verification operations.

  • Monitor all operations.

  • View reports for backup, restore, and clone operations.