Backup and Recovery Performance and Best Practices for Exadata Cell and the Oracle Exadata Database Machine
The Sun Oracle Database Machine is an easy to deploy, out-of-the-box solution for hosting the oracle Database and delivers the highest levels of performance available. It is a "grid in a box" that is composed of database servers running Oracle Database, Sun Oracle Exadata Storage Servers (Exadata), an InfiniBand fabric for storage networking, and all the other components required to host an Oracle Database. Exadata delivers outstanding I/O and SQL processing performance for online transaction processing (OLTP), data warehousing (DW), and consolidation of mixed workloads. One of the key operational aspects of deploying a Sun Oracle Database Machine is to ensure that database backups are performed and restoration of the Oracle Database is possible if disaster strikes. This paper describes the best practices for setting up the optimal backup and recovery strategy to protect your mission-critical data.