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Manage Oracle backups

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Enable and disable backup

By default, the backup on the Oracle database is enabled, when you configure the database for backup. You can disable the backup of the Oracle database at any time based on your requirement.

Phoenix suspends backups after disabling backups on the Oracle databases. The disabled backups resume after you enable the backup from this Oracle database. 

Note: Phoenix retains the data from the Oracle server databases that you disable.

Procedure

  1. Click the Configured Databases tab. 
  2. On the Configured Databases page, click the database for which you want to enable or disable the backup.
  3. On the Configured database details page, click the more More icon.png icon and click Enable Backup or Disable Backup depending on your requirement.
  4. Confirm your changes and the status is updated in the Backup Enabled column.

Manually back up a database

If you want to backup databases at a given point in time, you can trigger a full or an incremental backup manually on the database. After the backup is complete, the next backup happens as per the schedule defined in the backup policy.

Considerations

  • A manual backup is not restricted by the backup window that you defined in the backup policy; it continues till all the data is backed up.
  • If you restart or reboot your databases during backups, the backup operation is aborted. Phoenix agent starts a fresh backup following the backup schedule. Alternatively, you can start a manual backup at any time.
  • A manual backup is not restricted by bandwidth, it uses maximum bandwidth available.

Procedure

  1. Click the Configured Databases tab. 
  2. On the Configured Databases page, click the database that you want to back up.
  3. On the Configured database details page, perform the following:
    1. To perform a full backup, click Backup Now > Full Backup.
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    2. To perform an incremental backup, click Backup Now.
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Note: If your databases are getting backed up for the first time, the Backup Now will trigger a Full backup.

The backup of the selected database starts. You can track the progress and details about the backup job in progress on the Jobs details page. To access the Jobs details page, see View Jobs details page

Delete snapshot

If you are a cloud administrator, you can delete warm snapshots from Oracle databases that you no longer require. If you are a group administrator, you can delete warm snapshots for the Oracle databases belonging to the administrative groups that you manage. After you delete a snapshot, Phoenix purges the snapshot data from the warm storage, thus freeing up space.

Note: You cannot delete the most recent snapshot of the Oracle database.

Procedure

  1. Click the Configured Databases tab. 
  2. On the Configured Databases page, click the database for which you want to delete the configuration.
  3. On the Configured database details page, click the Backups tab.
  4. Select the snapshot(s) that you want to delete and click Delete.

Note: If the Oracle database has just one snapshot, it cannot be deleted.

Reconfigure database

You can reconfigure a database for backup by changing the backup policy or administrative group associated with the database.

Procedure

  1. Click the Configured Databases tab. 
  2. On the Configured Databases page, click the database that you want to reconfigure for backup.
  3. On the Configured database details page, click the more More icon.png icon and click Reconfigure.
  4. On the Update Database page, assign the backup policy or the administrative group to the database based on your configuration requirement. 

Phoenix applies backup settings of the selected backup policy to all the existing snapshots.

Delete configuration

You must delete the database configuration before deleting a database. Phoenix deletes all snapshots of the database, and cancels any backup, restore, and other jobs running for the database.

Procedure

  1. Click the Configured Databases tab. 
  2. On the Configured Databases page, click the database for which you want to delete the configuration.
  3. On the Configured database details page, click the more More icon.png icon and click Delete Configuration.
  4. Click Yes on the confirmation message displayed.

Delete a database

You can delete a database after you unconfigure it for backup. When you delete a database, Phoenix deletes all the restore points corresponding to that database. Phoenix also deletes the ongoing backup or restore jobs for that database. However, Phoenix retains the completed jobs, reports, and alerts corresponding to the deleted database.

Note: Ensure that you delete the database configuration before deleting the database. To delete the configuration, see Delete configuration

Procedure

  1. Click the All Databases tab. The Databases page opens.
  2. In the Database Name column, select the database that you want to delete, and click the more More icon.png icon and click Delete.
  3. Click Yes on the confirmation message displayed.