Server Cloud Backup

Oracle Server Backup

Hands-free offsite backup of your company’s database; encrypted data transfer for maximum security. The Oracle server backup feature allows you to backup your Oracle server databases to your IDrive account, without interrupting the running Oracle server services.

  • Authentication of the Oracle server database for backup.
  • Provision to backup Oracle server databases without interrupting the running Oracle server services.
  • Provision to report the progress of backup jobs.
  • Ability to schedule backups for a future date and time with various scheduling options.
  • Provision to avail notifications (Email and Desktop) upon completion of scheduled backup jobs.
  • Provision to generate log files for each backup session.
  • Enhanced security as data is transferred and stored using 256-bit AES encryption with a user-defined key that is not stored anywhere on the IDrive servers.
Requirements for backup

Following are the prerequisites for Oracle server backup:

  • Install the IDrive application on the computer where the Oracle 9i/10g server/client is available
  • Ensure that your computer (the selected temporary directory) has sufficient free disk space for Oracle 9i/10g database backup/restore
  • The database must be in ARCHIVELOG Mode
  • The Oracle server user should have SYSDBA privilege
  • Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) should be available on the computer where the IDrive for Windows application has been installed
Enabling ARCHIVELOG Mode

To enable ARCHIVELOG Mode using Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN), follow the steps given below:

  • RMAN> connect target <username> / <PWD>@<SID > [connect to your Oracle database];
  • RMAN> shutdown immediate;
  • RMAN> startup mount;
  • RMAN> sql 'alter database archivelog';
  • RMAN> alter database open;

To backup your Oracle Server,
  1. Log in to the IDrive application and click the 'Server Backup' tab.
  2. Under the Oracle Server section, click 'Backup'.
  3. Provide the Oracle Server authentication information when prompted.

    Note: Ensure that the Oracle server user who has logged in has SYSDBA privileges. To grant the SYSDBA privileges to the user use the following command: SQL>grant sysdba to <user>

  4. Select the database(s) from the list which appears and specify the local backup location.
  5. Select Online Backup or Local Backup radio button, and click Schedule Now.


    (a) Ensure that the selected temporary directory on the local computer has sufficient disk space to hold the Oracle server backup resources.

    (b) Select the temporary location on the computer where the Oracle server service is running. If you are performing a remote/network Oracle server backup, then select the temporary location on the server where the Oracle server service is running.

    (c) Once local backup is initiated, '.ServerBackup' folder is auto created.

  6. The ‘Schedule backup’ screen is displayed where you can schedule the backup for any future day and time or perform an immediate backup of the selected databases.

Note: For easy identification of the Oracle server backup set, the name of the backup set will begin with 'IDOracleServerBkset' followed by the Database SID (Database System Identifier) name that you have scheduled for backup.

For example: If the Database SID name is 'JOHN,' then the name of the backup job would be 'IDOracleServerBkset (JOHN_DB)'.

You can consult your Oracle DBA for details on the configuration parameters.

View the steps to restore the Oracle Server.
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