Oracle Database Recovery Appliance Eases Backup Pain
Oracle backup appliance uses periodic snapshots, instead of long replication windows, to make recovery of hundreds of databases easier.
Oracle announced the latest addition to its "engineered system" hardware Monday at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco: the Oracle Database Backup Logging Recovery Appliance, a database-specific recovery mechanism.
One appliance is meant to be able to create reliable copies of hundreds or thousands of databases in an enterprise. Instead of using a long backup window, often in the middle of the night with minimal database activity, the appliance is geared to take time-stamped snapshots of a database system. Once a full copy has been created, updates occur through snapshots that capture only the changes since the last snapshot.
"Most customers spend up to a quarter of their budget on business continuity or making sure they have a copy of their data in a safe place," said Oracle president Mark Hurd at an afternoon press conference Monday. Hurd said he knows of a customer running 1,000 Oracle systems.... Read full story on InformationWeek
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