OCI for Virtual Machines


You can use the Metallic software to back up and recover Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) VMs that are part of an OCI application. You can configure a hypervisor to represent the OCI application.


Data You Can Back Up

  • Compute Instances

Data You Cannot Back Up

  • Images

Backups You Can Perform

  • Full backups

  • Incremental backups

  • Synthetic full backups

  • Streaming backups

When you Can Perform Backups

  • On a schedule: The server plan that you assign manages scheduled backups

  • On demand: You can perform on-demand backups at any time


Restores You can Perform

  • Full virtual machine

  • Guest files and folders

Backups You Can Use for Restores

  • The most recent backup: For example, restore the most recent backup to its original location

  • A backup from a specific date: For example, restore data to a point in time before it became unusable

  • Backups from a date range: For example, restore data that was accidentally deleted

  • Backups from a specific (primary or secondary) copy

Destinations You Can Restore To