Oracle Database 12c RAC Administration: Backup and Recovery

Oracle Database Administrators, Systems Administrators, Technical Consultants.


Expected Duration
90 minutes

Some of the most critical responsibilities of an Oracle DBA are ensuring that the database is backed up and that it can be restored in the event of a failure. This course covers using RMAN to back up and restore a RAC database, minimizing downtime after an outage, and maintaining archived redo log files in a RAC environment. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that cover a portion of the objectives for exam 1Z0-068 Oracle Database 12c: RAC and Grid Infrastructure.


Instance Recovery in Oracle RAC

  • start the course
  • describe the process of instance recovery by a surviving RAC instance after one or more instances fail
  • describe the degree of database availability during each step of instance recovery
  • describe ways to make instance recovery faster in a RAC environment

Backup and Recovery for RAC

  • describe ways to protect against media failure
  • describe the process of media recovery in Oracle RAC
  • list the stages of recovery where parallelism can be used
  • use a fast recovery area in RAC
  • configure RAC recovery settings with Enterprise Manager
  • configure RAC backup settings with Enterprise Manager

Oracle Recovery Manager

  • list the benefits Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) provides for RAC
  • configure spfile and controlfile backups in Oracle RAC
  • describe why all cluster nodes should be able to access all backups
  • configure multiple channels to connect to different instances in the cluster
  • describe backup configurations for RAC and how RMAN automatically locates files needed for recovery on the cluster

Managing Archived Redo Log Files

  • configure archived redo log parameters for RAC
  • configure the way RMAN backs up and restores archived redo logs on a shared file system
  • configure archiving to non-cluster local file systems
  • configure archiving to a cluster file system
  • list considerations when restoring and recovering archived log file

Practice: Using RMAN

  • configure RMAN to automatically back up the controlfile and make an RMAN backup with multiple channels to different instances





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