Target of those utilities is to manage Virtual Machine Backups on Oracle VM 3.4; based on scripts installed on Oracle VM Manager Instance, ovm-bkp allows to easily manage backups and restore of Virtual Machines running on Oracle VM 3.4.
This little enhancement, at the end, allows for example to skip the virtual-disk(s) where the Oracle Database is running, also because the best and suggested way to backup the Oracle Database remains RMAN (Recovery Manager).
Here, just a quick reminder of the solution architecture:
"ovm-bkp v1.1.0" is now available on Oracle Technology Network website under the "Oracle VM Tools" group; at the same page you can also find the "Installation and User Guide for ovm-bkp v1.1.0 Backup Utilities".
"ovm-bkp v1.1.0" is based on an RPM for Oracle Linux 6 and 7 and needs to be installed on Oracle VM Manager instance/machine:
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