Performing Oracle Backups

You can back up Oracle databases, log files, or Oracle datafiles and tablespaces. 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, run a series of online backups for different database portions.

You can perform a full, incremental or cumulative backup.

A full backup includes the database, the log files, and the control file.

An incremental backup contains the changed data from the last successful backup. Incremental backups use fewer resources than full backups. If you do not have any successful backups and you perform an incremental backup, the incremental backup is considered a full backup and all data is backed up.


  1. You can perform a backup on the subclient details page or the instance details page.
    • Subclient details: From the navigation pane, click Solutions > DB Instances > instance > subclient. Then, in the left of the page, click Back up now.
    • Instance details: From the navigation pane, click Solutions >DB Instances > instance, in the Actions column for the subclient, click the action button action_button, and then click Back up now.

      The Backup Options dialog box appears.

  2. Select the Backup level.
  3. Click OK.

    The Backup options dialog box appears.

  4. Optional: View the job details. Click the job ID.
  5. Click OK.

What to Do Next

You can control or view the job. For more information, see Jobs.

Last modified: 11/16/2017 5:15:25 PM