RE: Full vs Incremental

  • From: "Allen, Brandon" <Brandon.Allen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "RStorey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <RStorey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, oracle-l-freelists <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2010 11:48:13 -0700

Here's what the docs say on it:

In summary, incremental backups can be much smaller and faster than full 
backups, especially in 10g+ with a block change tracking file.  I've been 
running incremental backups with RMAN and Netbackup for years and haven't had 
any problems with them.  As with any backup/recovery strategy - you should test 
it (especially the restore & recovery) thoroughly in your environment.


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