This article was written by Skant Gupta and Joel Perez in Oracle OTN.

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Oracle Recovery Manager, better known as “RMAN”. RMAN is one of those kind of tool that is present in almost the daily activities for regular DBAs.

With RMAN we can perform a lot of different kind of activities for different kind of objectives.

It’s impossible a DBA can not know tools such as: RMAN.. SQL*Plus.. expdp.. impdp.. etc.. those are part of the Oracle Software’s main core.

RMAN Beyond the Backup Utility, we can use it for:

  • Cloning and Platform Migration
  • Data Guard Operations
  • Backup to Disk
  • Backup to Cloud Storage
  • Oracle Secure Backup or 3rd party backup applications
  • Oracle Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance
  • and more..


So.. based on that.. no need to introduce the concept of what is RMAN..

Oracle Recovery Manager has a long history, let’s highlight briefly some about it:

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