Backup Options

Backup Options

Use this dialog box to schedule or immediately run a backup job. Note that all the options described in this help may not be available and only the options displayed in the dialog box are applicable to the agent for which the information is being displayed.

Select Backup Type

  • Full

    Specifies the job as a Full backup, which backs up all data for the selected subclient(s).

  • Incremental

    Specifies the job as an Incremental backup, which backs up only that portion of the data that is new or has changed since the last full backup.

  • Oracle Incremental Level

    Specifies the level of incremental backup for Oracle backups. Valid values are from 1 to 4.

  • Cumulative

    Specifies a Cumulative Incremental backup at level 1 to 4 for Oracle backups. When cleared, the system performs a non-cumulative backup.

  • Status of SID

    Displays the state of the Oracle database. (OPEN, MOUNTED, STARTED or SHUTDOWN)

  • Refresh

    Click to display the most current status of the database.

  • Script Preview

    Click to display the backup script, based on the selected backup options, that will be submitted to RMAN when backups are performed for the selected Oracle client.

Job Initiation

  • Immediate

    Specifies that this job will run immediately.

  • Schedule

    Specifies that this job will be scheduled. Click Configure to specify the schedule details.

Advanced

Click to select advanced backup/archive options, such as create a new index, start new media, and mark media as full.

Save As Script

Click to open the Save As Script dialog, which allows you to save this operation and the selected options as a script file (in XML format). The script can later be executed from the Command Line Interface using qoperation execute command.

When you save an operation as a script, each option in the dialog will have a corresponding XML parameter in the script file. When executing the script, you can modify the value for any of these XML parameters as per need.

For more information on backups performed from the command line, see Command Line Interface for Oracle iDataAgent.