How to backup Oracle Database on Linux in Azure and clone your environment?

Azure Backup Service is a great tool, but when it comes to Oracle DB it needs some tweaking. This is exactly what we did – we made some modifications and added some logic, so you can make backup of Oracle DB without downtime or performance impact on your productions system! It’s in accordance with Oracle recommendations!

What we offer:

Thanks to our changes,  Oracle DB can be backed up using A2T Azure Backup Service Accelerator you can take tablespaces in backup mode and automacally copying/restoring archive logs using Geo Redundant Storage Account.

Backup is done in background by backend Azure processes. When it is inialized, backup agent runs fsfreez command sequenally for all mounted filesystems then snapshots of all disks are taken. When snapshot is taken all data is copied to the vault.

Our soluon gives the following benefits:

  • online backup – no downme needed
  • fast restore – for up to 5 last backups
  • restore  – available in other region and comes with automacally applied (all needed) archive logs
  • easy cloning funconality

When and where this solution needed:

  • No downtime possible
  • Oracle Database is installed on Linux OS
  • Datafiles are on filesystems
  • VMs uses standard or premium managed disks
  • Fast cloning of DB is required


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