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APEX Backup

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I am working on Oracle The use of the DB is only for APEX.

I installed APEX in a separate table space and datafile.

When taking a full cold backup, is it enough to backup only two datafiles:

APEX.dbf : Where APEX was installed.

APEX_2150521780606761.DBF: The workspace datafile.


Or, what is the most efficient way to take  cold backup for Database that is dedicated for APEX ??


  • 1. Re: APEX Backup
    Mike Kutz Expert
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    For a cold backup - You need ALL data files, control files, redo files, parameter files, (and maybe a few other things...)

    Best way for a backup -- RMAN.


    You should be able to enable 'standard scripts' through the use of 'em'.  (enterprise manager)

    (BTW - these will be HOT backup -- the preferred method.)


    also .. "Database dedicated to APEX" makes no sense at all.

    Your database should be dedicated to handling ALL of your data with APEX being one-of-many applications that is installed 'in' the database.




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