Backing Up an Oracle Autonomous Database Manually

In this blog post I will describe how to create manual backups of Autonomous Databases. You can use the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Console. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure automatically backs up Autonomous Databases and retains these backups for 60 days. Automatic backups are weekly full backups and daily incremental backups. You can also create manual backups to supplement your automatic backups. Manual backups are stored in an Object Storage bucket that you create, and are retained for 60 days.

To see automatically taken backups
1- Open the navigation menu. Under Database, click Autonomous Transaction Processing or Autonomous Data Warehouse.
2- Choose your Compartment.
3- In the list of Autonomous Databases, find the database that you want to see backup.
4- Click Backups under Resources.

5- You can see all of backups.

6- Click Create Manual Backup.
7- In the Create Manual Backup dialog, enter a name for your backup. You must have an Object Storage bucket set up and configured to store manual backups.

Important! Please note that you must have an Object Storage bucket set up and configured to store manual backups. Please read this blog post to see how to setup Storage bucket

8- Click Create Manual Backup. Your backup may take several minustes/hours to complete, depending on the size of your database.

Optionally, you can check the state of your backup in the list of backups on the database details page.

Now, you can display manual backup files in the created bucket.


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