Backup & Recovery

The Technical Services team for Backup and Recovery have produced a number of documents we call "Blueprints".

These Blueprints are designed to show backup and recovery challenges around specific technologies or functions and how NetBackup solves these challenges.

Each Blueprint consists of:

  • Pain Points: What challenges customers face
  • Whiteboard: Shows how NetBackup solves the customer challenges
  • Recommended Configuration: Shows recommended installation
  • Do’s: Gives detailed configurations suggested by Symantec
  • Don'ts: What configurations & pitfalls customers should avoid
  • Advantages: Summarizes the NetBackup advantages

Introduction to NetBackup for Oracle

NetBackup 7.6 includes many features and capabilities built specifically for the optimized protection and recovery of Oracle environments.  These include the following:

  • Integration with Oracle RMAN
  • Support for stream-based and file-based Oracle backup methods
  • Oracle Intelligent Policies
  • Supports protection of Oracle and other applications with one solution (NetBackup)
  • Centralized, graphical administration of Oracle backups
  • Oracle Guided Recovery cloning

Large enterprises run on very large Oracle databases driving core business operations such as payroll, business analytics and enterprise resource planning and need enterprise class data protection solutions. The dramatic rise in database sizes imposes unique challenges for backup administrators, who are expected to protect large volumes of data in a timeframe that is ever shrinking leading to the need to reduce Oracle data loss exposure to seconds or sub-seconds as well as minimize the I/O and CPU load on Oracle servers when performing backup tasks.

It is also essential to ensure that disk space consumed by backups is kept to a minimum using content-aware deduplication technology, ensure the backup process can scale as the database grows and minimize recovery time to support stringent service level requirements.

  • The Oracle extension included with NetBackup (collectively known as NetBackup for Oracle, or NBUO) integrates with RMAN to provide a complete backup and recovery solution
  • Simplifies both backup and recovery of Oracle databases and increases database availability
  • Supports multiple Oracle backup methods with both cold (offline) and hot (online) backups of entire databases, individual tablespaces, or individual data files.
  • Single solution for protecting Oracle and other applications
  • Simplified backups through Oracle Intelligent Policy and automatic discovery of Oracle Instances
  • Simplified Scheduling and dynamic backup script generation
  • Provides Guided Recovery cloning for Oracle

You can download the full Blueprint from the link below.