Recovering an Exadata Database from Object Storage

This topic explains how to recover an Exadata database from a backup stored in Object Storage by using the Console or the API. The Object Storage service is a secure, scalable, on-demand storage solution in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. For information on backing up your Exadata DB system to Object Storage, see Managing Exadata Database Backups.

Required IAM Policy

To use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, you must be given the required type of access in a policy  written by an administrator, whether you're using the Console or the REST API with an SDK, CLI, or other tool. If you try to perform an action and get a message that you don’t have permission or are unauthorized, confirm with your administrator the type of access you've been granted and which compartment  you should work in.

If you're new to policies, see Getting Started with Policies and Common Policies.

Using the Console

You can use the Console to restore the database from a backup in the Object Storage that was created by using the Console or the API. You can restore to the last known good state of the database, or you can specify a point in time or an existing System Change Number (SCN).


The list of backups you see in the Console does not include any unmanaged backups (backups created directly by using bkup_api ).

Restoring an Existing Database

To restore a database
To restore a database using a specific backup from Object Storage

Using the API

For information about using the API and signing requests, see REST APIs and Security Credentials. For information about SDKs, see Software Development Kits and Command Line Interface.

Use these API operations to recover a database:

For the complete list of APIs for the Database service, see Database Service API.