Creating an Oracle Image Copy
Create an image copy of the Oracle datafile for merged incremental backups. The image copy is not RMAN-specific, so you can use image copies in both RMAN and non-RMAN restore and recovery operations.
When you create an image copy, a server session is used to create the copy, record the image in the RMAN repository and validate the copied data blocks.
- Create the image copy. On the RMAN command line, type the following command:
RMAN> BACKUP AS COPY datafile
- Configure the default backup type for disk or image copy. On the RMAN command line, type the following command:
RMAN> Configure device type disk backup type to copy;