Post by Chris Mellor (thank you)
Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) has been integrated with Data Domain Boost by EMC, which claims it ramps up backup performance by up to 50 per cent and cuts LAN bandwidth requirements by up to 99 per cent.
Oracle database admins (DBAs) can now use their familiar RMAN tool to directly manage Data Domain backup systems and accelerate backups of Oracle databases while storing them more efficiently because of Data Domain’s deduplication.
The Boost bit of the announcement refers to Data Domain’s product sharing the deduplication processing burden between the target Data Domain box and the system creating the backup data stream, the application server running Oracle’s native backup and recovery utility.
RMAN can also be used to directly control Data Domain replication and provides full catalogue consistency.
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