Performing Control File Backups for Oracle

Use control file backups to create standby databases from the CommCell Console. Standby databases are used during database recovery.

Before You Begin

  1. Configure a control file subclient for Oracle.
  2. Optional: Configure Job Throttling for an Oracle Client.


  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers > client > Oracle > instance.
  2. Right-click the subclient configured for control file backup, and click Backup.
  3. On the Backup Options for Subclient dialog box, select the backup type and initiation:
    1. In the Backup Type section, choose the backup type.
    2. If you selected the Cumulative check box, specify the backup incremental level in the Oracle Incremental Level box.
    3. In the Job Initiation section, specify whether to run the backup now or if it will be scheduled.

      Note: If you selected Schedule, set up the schedule.

      For information on configuring a backup schedule, see Schedule Backups.

    4. Click Advanced.

      The Advanced Backup Options dialog box appears.

  4. On the Oracle Options tab:
    1. Select the Backup Controlfile for Standby check box.
    2. Optional: Uniquely identify a backup. On the Oracle Options tab, in the Oracle Tag box, enter a unique tag.

      You can include variables in the tag. For supported tag variables, see Oracle Tag Variables.

      The Oracle tag you that you specify for the backup overrides the tag defined for the subclient.

    3. Click OK to close the Advanced Backup Options dialog box.
  5. Optional: Set the backup load distribution across disks to improve performance. For more information, see Configuring the Disk Ratio for Oracle RMAN.
  6. Optional: View or customize the RMAN script that is generated from the selected options. See Viewing Oracle Backup RMAN Scripts and Customizing Oracle Backup RMAN Scripts.
  7. Click OK to close the Backup Options dialog box.