Oracle Database is one of the most popular business database servers. In fact, it topped the database popularity charts for few years in a row, according to DB-Engines.com. Millions of companies store their most critical data – ERP, CRM, finance databases – in Oracle Database servers and systems. Given the importance of these systems, it’s no wonder there are a lot of opinions and myths about protecting Oracle Databases, and here are the top five:
1. RMAN is the only way to back up Oracle DB
Oracle Database “purists” will insist that only the vendor’s tool can properly and reliably back up the database. While RMAN (Recovery Manager) is undoubtedly a reliable and proven option, it is not the only way. Backup software vendors, including Acronis, worked for years to ensure that the most popular database can be protected by centralized company-wide backup solutions. In addition, Oracle Database supports multiple operating system frameworks, like Microsoft VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service), ensuring that system-wide disk snapshots contain consistent state of the database.