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shadow copy


What is shadow copy technology for database backup ?
What is its advantage compared to RMAN backup ?

Frank de Vries
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Re: shadow copy

Hi Shiv,

Found this in the oracle manual:http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B28359_01/backup.111/b28270/glossary.htm#CHDEJEIH

It is an extra plug-in functionality to classical RMAN

Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)

An infrastructure on Windows server platforms that enables requestors, writers, and providers to participate in the creation of a consistent snapshot called a shadow copy. The VSS service uses well-defined COM interfaces. See Oracle Database Platform Guide for Microsoft Windows to learn how to use RMAN with VSS.

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Sivakumar MJ._1
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Re: shadow copy