Getting Started with Oracle

Getting started with Oracle includes completing the Database guided setup and performing a test backup and restore.

Complete the Databases Guided Setup

To add the first database in your Command Center environment, use the Databases guided setup. In the Command Center, go to Guided setup > Databases.

To complete the guided setup, you need the following information:

  • The server name

  • The host name

  • The credentials that you use to access the server

  • The packages that you want to install, such as Oracle


    If you are configuring a database that uses a pseudoclient, you must manually install the packages on the physical servers before you use the guided setup. For more information, see Adding a New Server.

Prepare for a Test Backup and Restore

  1. If you did not add an Oracle database server in the Databases guided setup, then add an Oracle database server.

    For information about supported Oracle versions, see Oracle: System Requirements.

    If Oracle databases are up when a server is added, the Oracle instances are discovered automatically. Consequently, the necessary subclients are automatically created, and automatic schedules are associated with the subclients, as follows.



    Backup Action


    Continuous Incremental

    Continuous incremental backups are scheduled. The first backup is a full backup, and a full backup is run weekly.


    Incremental automatic schedule for logs

    Archive log backups are scheduled every four hours by default.

  2. If Oracle databases are not up when adding a server, manually add the Oracle instance.

  3. Configure an online database subclient.

  4. Determine the alerts that you want the software to trigger.

    For information on how to configure alerts, see Creating an Alert Definition.

Perform the Test Backup and Restore

The first online full backup is automatically scheduled based on the assigned plan.

After the backup operation is complete, perform a restore.

What to Do Next

Create additional subclients for content that you need to protect on a separate schedule.