Tip of the Day: RMAN tips

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When using RMAN with Delphix:

1. Delphix won't remove or delete any archive logs.
2. There are two options to use when using rman with Delphix Level based and SCN based. By default we use SCN based. 
3. When using Level Based backups it is best to use tags to differentiate the backs.
4. Additionally we should try and schedule the snapsyncs and production RMAN backs to run at different times to avoid contention.
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Piotr Goliasz

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Providing production Oracle database is backed up using custom scripts invoking RMAN. What mechanism is used to prevent Delphix Engine also using RMAN to interfere with usual backups?
Do current backup procedures have to be adjusted or changed before using Delphix to prevent any interference?  
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Delphix does not interfere with other Oracle database backup mechanisms. The use of RMAN is invisible to existing backup agents. No adjustment is required though some Delphix users reduce the frequency of their existing backups or remove them altogether, relying on Delphix to service restore requests.