In this module we learned the basic Oracle database file components that relate to your backup and recovery strategy.
This information extends what we learned about the Oracle instance. By now you should be comfortable with the following:
- Oracle Control files
- Redo log files
- Archive log files
- Checkpoint processing
- Some file placement considerations
- How to determine the current state and structure of your database
Management of redo and archive log files is covered in more detail in a subsequent module. Understanding the basics of why and how some of these Oracle processes work will allow you to make more intelligent decisions when creating your backup and recovery strategy.
If you would like, you can review the init.ora
parameters that were covered up to this point in the table below.