Performing Oracle RAC Backups

You can back up Oracle RAC databases, log files, or Oracle RAC datafiles and tablespaces.


Database log files are not deduplicated, even if a server plan used to back up log files specifies deduplication.

You can back up the database when it is online or offline. If the database must be accessible and you have a small backup window, then run a series of online backups for different database portions.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Solutions > Databases > DB Instances.

    The Instances page appears.

  2. Click the instance.

    The instance page appears.

  3. To select a subclient, in the Subclients section of the Overview tab, click the subclient name.

    The subclient properties page appears.

  4. In the Backup section of the subclient Overview tab, click Back up now.

    The Select backup level dialog box appears.

  5. Select the backup level for the backup operation:

    • To perform a full backup operation, select Full.

    • To perform an incremental backup operation, select Incremental.

    • To perform a cumulative backup operation, select Incremental, and then select the Cumulative check box.

  6. Click OK.

    The Backup started dialog box appears.

  7. Click OK.