Backing Up a Database for Amazon RDS for Oracle

You can perform a full backup or an incremental backup operation of an Oracle database or the archive logs.

Before You Begin

  • Define the Java Home additional setting.

  • Commvault sets the default retention time to 48 hours. If you want a greater retention time for the archive logs, the DBA must modify the retention settings before the first backup is made. The DBA can set the retention time with code similar to the following. For example, to set the retention to 96 hours, use the following commands:

    begin rdsadmin.rdsadmin_util.set_configuration( name => 'archivelog retention hours', value => '96'); end; / commit;


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Databases.

    The Instances page appears.

  2. Click the instance.

    The instance page appears.

  3. To select a subclient to back up, in the Subclients section of the Overview tab, click the subclient.

    The subclient properties page appears.

  4. In the upper-right area of the window, click Back up.

    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.

  6. Click OK.