I got stumped by a question that I got while on the road this week, and I thought I’d throw it out. A user came up to me who has a 300 TB Oracle database that generates 3-4 TB of transaction logs a day. They are currently unable to back it up — at all. When I suggested my usual, she shocked me and said that they had tried it. Ouch.
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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technologist at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.