The Oracle Secure Backup Cloud Module delivers Oracle RMAN integration with Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) using an SBT library specific to Amazon S3.
The Oracle Secure Backup Cloud Module is licensed for each RMAN channel simultaneously used by the backup domain to an Amazon S3 destination. An Oracle Secure Backup Cloud Module license can be shared among multiple Oracle Database backups, as long as the number of RMAN channels for backup to the cloud does not exceed the number of Oracle Secure Backup Cloud Module licenses. For example, if one environment has 12 Oracle Secure Backup Cloud Module licenses, then 3 Oracle Database backups could each use 4 RMAN channels simultaneously or 1 Oracle Database backup could use all 12 RMAN channels at one time as long as no other RMAN channels were being used.
Cloud storage costs associated with Oracle Database backups are set by Amazon S3 and are independent of Oracle. An Amazon S3 user account must be established before performing Oracle RMAN backups directly to Amazon S3 using the Oracle Secure Backup Cloud Module.
This information has been compiled based on what Oracle has published on OTN and is meant as a general guideline. All customers interested backing up to S3 using RMAN should talk to their Oracle sales person for detailed guidance.