Backup Options

Use this dialog box to schedule or immediately run a backup job.

Select Backup Type


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


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 backup.

  • Oracle Incremental Level

Specify 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.

    The Incremental backup and cumulative incremental backup with Oracle incremental level  will be displayed only when you perform backup using RMAN Util.

Status of SID

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


Click to display the most current status of the database.

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.


Click to select advanced backup options, such as start priorities, Job retry, start new media, mark media as full, Vault Tracking  etc.

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 restores performed from the command line, see Command Line Interface for SAP Oracle iDataAgent.