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Can I perform an Oracle server backup through a client machine?

Learn how to perform an Oracle server backup through a client machine with Oracle's RMAN utility in this tip from Oracle expert Brian Peasland.

Can I take an Oracle server backup through a client machine in a Windows Environment? In our server we can by typing "set oracle_sid=XXXXX" in command prompt, but I need to know from the client.
If you install Oracle RDBMS software, then you can use Oracle's RMAN utility to back up the database to the other machine. RMAN will back up to the local filesystem, which does not have to be the database server.
This was last published in November 2009

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