Getting Started with Oracle


Review each of the topics to get started with Oracle.

Step 1: Obtain Your User Credentials and Database Protection Information

Obtain the following information from your backup administrator:

  • The Command Center URL

  • Your Command Center user credentials

    Note: This user must be an Oracle user that has access to the Oracle executable and binary files.

  • The Oracle database name

If Command Center is not set up in your CommCell environment, contact your backup administrator to deploy Command Center. For more information, see Setting Up the Command Center.

Step 2: Log on to the Command Center

Access the Command Center by using the URL and user account credentials that you obtained from the backup administrator.

Step 3: Complete the Database Application Setup Wizard

Configure the database application by completing the DB Instances Setup Wizard.

The setup wizard allows you to configure the following information:

  1. Add a backup server plan. The plan defines how often the software backs up the database and the log files and where it stores the backups. You can add the default server plan that was created during the core setup or create a new plan.

    To create a new plan, you need the plan creator role assigned to your user account.

  2. Optional: Add an Oracle database server.

    For information on the supported Oracle versions, see System Requirements - Oracle Agent.

Step 4: Prepare for Your First Backup and Restore

  1. If you have not added an Oracle database server during the database setup wizard, then add an Oracle database server.

    If Oracle databases are up when a server is added, the Oracle instances are discovered automatically. Consequently, the necessary subclients are automatically created, and automatic schedules are associated with the subclients, as follows.



    Backup Action


    Continuous Incremental

    Continuous incremental backups are scheduled. The first backup is a full backup, and a full backup is run weekly.


    Incremental automatic schedule for logs

    Archive log backups are scheduled every four hours by default.

  2. If Oracle databases are not up when adding a server, manually add the Oracle instance.

  3. Configure an online database subclient.

  4. Determine the alerts that you want the software to trigger.

    For information on how to configure alerts, see Creating an Alert Definition.

Step 5: Perform Your First Backup and Restore

The first online full backup is automatically scheduled based on the assigned plan.

After the backup operation is complete, perform a restore.

Step 6: What to Do Next

Create additional subclients for content that you need to protect on a separate schedule.