Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services and third-party backup tools (CloudBerry)

    Feb 12, 2018 3:46:00 AM by Syed Jaffar Hussain

    As part of the Cloud Infrastructure services, Oracle offers below persistent I/O intensive block storage and high-throughput storage options, which is manageable through the console and by CLI:

    • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Block Volumes
    • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage
    • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Archive Storage
    • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure File Storage
    • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Data Transfer Service

     To understand the details, features, pricing and etc, visit the URL below:
     https://cloud.oracle.com/en_US/infrastructure/storage

    One of the customers was struggling to delete the backup data from the Oracle Cloud to avoid the charges. Oracle support requested to use the CloudBerry tools for easy management. Below is the excerpt from the CloudBerry website :

    "With CloudBerry Backup you can use Oracle Storage Cloud Service as a cost-effective, remote backup solution for your enterprise data and applications. By backing up your data and applications to Oracle Storage Cloud Service, you can avoid large capital and operating expenditures in acquiring and maintaining storage hardware. By automating your backup routine to run at scheduled intervals, you can further reduce the operating cost of running your backup process. In the event of a disaster at your site, the data is safe in a remote location, and you can restore it quickly to your production systems"

    CloudBerry offers below Oracle tools :

    • CloudBerry Explorer
    • CloudBerry Backup
    • CloudBerry Managed Backup
    • CloudBerry Drive

     Visit their website to explore more about these tools:

    https://www.cloudberrylab.com/solutions/oracle-cloud

    We then used CloudBerry Backup tool (15 days free trail) to move the backup files from the Oracle cloud storage and removed it from the cloud.

    You may download the 15 days free trail and give a try.

    Tags: Oracle

    Syed Jaffar Hussain

    Written by Syed Jaffar Hussain

    An Oracle Database Expert for over 15 years from his 20 years of Information Technology (IT) career. Over the past 15 years of Oracle journey, he involved with several local and large scaled international banks where he implemented and managed highly complex cluster and non-cluster environments with over 100’s of business critical databases. Recognizing his efforts and contribution towards the Oracle community, Oracle awarded him the prestigious ‘Best DBA of the year, 2011’ and Oracle ACE Director status. He also acquired industry best Oracle credentials, Oracle Certified Master (OCM), Oracle RAC Expert, OCP DBA 8i,9i,10g & 11g in addition to ITIL Expertise. Syed is an active Oracle speaker, regularly presents technical sessions and webinars on various Oracle database technologies at many Oracle events. You can visit his technical blog, http://jaffardba.blogspot.com where he discuss and writes the workaround/solution about the issues confronted from his day-to-day activities. Apart from being the part of the core Technical Review committee member for a few Oracle technology oriented books, he also co-authored an Oracle 11g R1/R2 Real Application Cluster Essentials and Oracle Expert RAC books. His blog can be found at http://jaffardba.blogspot.com/