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Oracle Restores

A database restore might be necessary when the data area or the log area is damaged, to recover from a logical error or to copy the database.

Perform a restore operation immediately after your first full backup to understand the process.

Oracle restores consist of the following main categories:

  • Database restore: This is a restore of all database files, the control file and the server parameter file
  • Database subset: This is a combination of a restore of any of the following files:
    • Only archive logs
    • Oracle control file
    • Individual data files and tablespaces
    • Database Archived Redo logs
  • Database clones: Create a clone so that you can:
    • Duplicate large databases in a short amount of time
    • Create test environments
    • Retrieve data quickly without intensive resource use on the production environment
    • Alleviate the load on production servers

Last modified: 12/14/2018 4:31:43 PM