Druva has had an excellent RAC (real application cluster) backup capability for some time. In recent history, our intelligent agent-based RAC backup has had significant feature-rich functionalities added. A recent blog delves into how our agent is capable of superlative discovery to identify and discover Oracle container databases as well as their attendant pluggable databases. The Druva Direct-to-Cloud (DTC) agent first performs a shallow discovery before completing a deep discovery. These layers of discovery are more granular than most backup and recovery agents and are greatly beneficial for Oracle DBAs looking to enhance their infrastructure protection.
In my recent blog post, I discussed deploying an Oracle 21c database stand-alone in my lab. I used the default or typical installation menu from the Oracle database configuration assistant. Much to my surprise, it deployed a stand-alone database with a container and pluggable database out of the box! Oracle is very careful to give its end-user community a fairly clear indication of where it is headed technologically by simply adding these new features to the DBCA. Previously, you had a choice to either add a container and pluggable database on the configuration of the database — now that is simply the default!
Watch a demo of Druva’s Oracle DTC support below: