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Oracle RMAN Pocket Reference

ISBN-10: 0596002335

ISBN-13: 9780596002336

Edition: 2001

Authors: Darl Kuhn, Scott Schulze, Jonathan Gennick

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"Oracle RMAN Pocket Reference is a handy guide for DBAs who intend to use Oracle Recovery Manager for database backup and recovery. Because Recovery Manager (RMAN) is a relatively new tool, many DBAs are just becoming familiar with it. They will welcome a timely book that explains clearly and concisely how to use RMAN for common backup and recovery tasks that are infrequent, yet extremely vital. The first portion of the book is primarily task-oriented. After a short section on RMAN architecture, the book shows (in checklist style) how to perform common backup and recovery tasks such as: Implementing a recovery catalog Creating and running RMAN scripts Configuring input/output channels Taking a full database backup Backing up tablespaces and datafiles Taking incremental backups Recovering lost datafiles The second portion of the book consists of a handy syntax reference to the many RMAN commands. Having a quick reference to RMAN commands is a great convenience to DBAs who otherwise, often under the pressure of a recovery situation, would have to wade through Oracle's online documentation.
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Book details

List price: $9.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/11/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 126
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Darl Kuhn is a senior database administrator working for Oracle. He handles all facets of database administration from design and development to production support. He also teaches advanced database courses at Regis University in Colorado. Darl does volunteer DBA work for the Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group. He has a graduate degree from Colorado State University and lives near Spanish Peaks, Colorado, with his wife, Heidi, and daughters, Brandi and Lisa.

Jonathan Gennick is an O'Reilly & Associates editor specializing in database and programming titles. Prior to joining O'Reilly, Jonathan amassed some 17 years of programming and database management experience. During the latter part of his career he specialized in relational database programming, and more recently in database management. Jonathan got his start with relational database systems in 1990, first working with Ingres, and later with Digital's Rdb software. During that period he developed a fondness for SQL, and for the challenge of applying SQL creatively in ways that leveraged it's set-oriented capabilities. In 1994 Jonathan made the leap to Oracle, and is now often found writing about it. Recent projects include Oracle SQL Loader (O'Reilly & Associates, 2001); Oracle SQL Plus Pocket Reference (O'Reilly & Associates, 2000); Oracle SQL*Plus: The Definitive Guide (O'Reilly & Associates, 1999); More recently, Jonathan has made forays into other database products, coauthoring Transact-SQL Cookbook (O'Reilly & Associates, 2002) and editing Practical PostgreSQL (O'Reilly & Associates, 2002). Jonathan is certified as an Oracle DBA and is a member of MENSA and the Oracle Technology Network. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Information and Computer Science, with a Business Administration minor, from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Jonathan currently resides in Munising, Michigan with his wife Donna and their two children: Jenny and Jeff. Jonathan may be contacted by email at, and you can learn more about him personally by visiting his website at .

RMAN Architecture
RMAN Executable
Server Processes
Target Database
Recovery Catalog Database
Media Management Layer
Backups, Backup Sets, and Backup Pieces
Starting RMAN
Target Prerequisites
Invoking the RMAN Executable
Connecting to a Target with No Catalog
Connecting to Both a Target and a Catalog
Executing Commands
Executing RMAN Commands from the RMAN Prompt
Executing RMAN Commands from a File
Running SQL and O/S Commands from Within RMAN
Running RMAN from Shell Scripts
Implementing a Catalog
What Is the Catalog?
Catalog Backup Strategies
Catalog Issues
Creating a Catalog
Registering a Target Database
Stored Catalog Scripts
Storing a Script
Executing a Stored Script
Viewing a Stored Script
Deleting a Stored Script
Full Database Offline Backup
Full Database Online Backup
Backing Up a Tablespace
Backing Up a Datafile
Backing Up Control Files
Backing Up Archived Redo Log Files
Incremental Backups
Backup Tips
Restoring Files
Restoring and Recovering All Datafiles
Restoring Specific Tablespaces/Datafiles
Restoring Read-Only Tablespaces
Point-in-Time Recovery
Restoring Control Files
Restoring Archived Redo Log Files
Rman Command Reference
Common Keywords
Common Clauses
Command-Line Syntax
Allocate Channel
Allocate Channel for Maintenance
Alter Database
Blockrecover (Oracle9i only)
Configure (Oracle9i only)
Create Catalog
Create Script
Delete Script
Drop Catalog
Execute Script
keepOption (Oracle9i only)
mntQualifer (Oracle9i only)
obsoleteOpersList (Oracle9i only)
Print Script
Quit (Oracle9i only)
RecordSpec (Oracle9i only)
Release Channel
Replace Script
Reset Database
Show (Oracle9i only)
Spool (Oracle9i only)
Upgrade Catalog