Automatic detection of block corruption and its repairing-Block
Media Recovery allows fixing of a corrupted block, detected on backup, by RMAN
while the datafile is online and the non-affected files continue to be
available for selecting, updating, etc. which results in increased data
availability and reduction in mean time to recover.
Comprehensive reporting- Users can easily retrieve information
about all the currently executing and completed backup jobs, details on all
backed up files and backup sets which are not being used anymore using special
Intelligent monitoring of disk consumption- In Oracle database
10g Release 1, Flash Recovery Area allows administrators to setup notifications
on disk space usage and automate obsolescence of expired backup sets, via RMAN
client command-line or enterprise manager interfaces.
Optimization of performance and space-saving operations- RMAN
provides high backup and restores data streaming performance with the help of
its intimate knowledge of Oracle block structures. RMAN backs up only blocks
that are in use or have ever been used, by default, when creating backup sets
and saves disk space by merging blocks into as few backup pieces as necessary.
Fine-granular data operations- RMAN provides fine-granular, on
and offline backups at the database, tablespace, datafile, control file,
archive log, and block level.