cold backup


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cold backup

Backing up a database that is not in active use. The process is performed during less busy periods such as the second or third shift. If data are backed up to an off-site facility, a cold backup can be taken from a copy of the data. Contrast with hot backup.
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As with a cold backup, the snapshot can be mounted to the application server or backup server and backed up.
The duplicate disk is, then, moved offline for a cold backup to tape media with a dedicated server (Fig 2).
Because MTA's priority in 2001 was to establish a second cold backup site for its critical IT operations in Phoenix, and Inflow had developed a new suite of business continuance services the same year, MTA took the natural path to a second Inflow facility in Denver, Colo.
Enterprise Snapshot builds upon these capabilities by eliminating the need for the database to be closed to other users and applications while a cold backup is being performed.
5, CMO automates backup at the file system level and provides hot and cold backup of tablespaces, archive logs, and configuration files.