Performing Oracle RMAN backups to S3 – Part 2: on-premises FlashBlade S3 Object Storage

Background Historically most of the conversations I have regarding Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) have been around the use of NFS storage, and Oracle Direct NFS (dNFS). However, more recently with the explosion in the use of Amazon S3 object storage, the topic of RMAN and S3 gets frequently raised. In Part 1 of this series... Continue Reading →

Online Oracle database storage migration with Oracle ASM

Background So, the time has come to migrate your Oracle database to another storage array. There are a number of different options available to us, including the Oracle online datafile move, Oracle Recover Manager (RMAN) backup/restore, Oracle DataGuard failover, Data Pump, GoldenGate, host base mirroring, storage replication to name just a few. The method selected... Continue Reading →

Oracle database recovery using Storage Snapshot Optimization

Oracle Storage Snapshot Optimization enables you to use third-party storage snapshots to recover a databases to the current time or a specific point-in-time without having the database placed in backup mode. To use Storage Snapshot Optimization, the snapshot technology must conform to the following requirements. The database is crash consistent during the snapshot.The snapshot preserves... Continue Reading →

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