For more FAQs, also see the Oracle Database Backup Service FAQ on My Oracle Support.
Oracle Database Backup Service is a secure, scalable, on-demand solution for storing Oracle Database backups in Oracle Cloud.
Oracle databases are backed up to Oracle Database Backup Service using the Oracle Database Cloud Backup Module. The module is available from Oracle Technology Network (OTN) and is tightly integrated with Recovery Manager (RMAN), so you can continue to use familiar RMAN commands for backup and restore operations.
Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (10.2) and later can be backed up to Oracle Database Backup Service. The Oracle Database Cloud Backup Module can be installed on 64-bit Linux, Solaris, SPARC, HP-UX, AIX, zLinux, and Windows operating systems.
Download the module from OTN:
Data stored using Oracle Database Backup Service is automatically replicated to three separate physical machines in the same data center. This triple mirroring prevents data loss in the event of hardware failure.
Use RMAN to encrypt your backup before it’s sent to Oracle Cloud. Keys are kept locally at your site, not in the cloud. Encrypted backups are securely transferred and stored in the cloud.
When you subscribe to Oracle Database Backup Service, you’ll purchase the amount of storage capacity that you want. This storage capacity limit cannot be exceeded, but you can quickly increase the limit by purchasing more capacity on demand.
Your backup will fail. Once you buy more capacity, you can continue doing backups.
You can access detailed metrics from the My Services dashboard. Click the service name to display the details page for the service, and then click the Metrics tile to see usage data.
RMAN is the primary interface for this. You can specify retention policies, perform cross-checks, and delete backups using standard RMAN commands.
Yes, HCC backups are supported and the backups remain compressed at rest in Oracle Cloud.