Does anybody know if RMAN can compress data when you backup to disk? For example, if I use RMAN to backup to tape, my tape device will take care of the compression. If I backup to disk, there is no compression used.
Jeff, this is from the Oracle documentation. You probably have read it though ...
"Some media management products can compress data. Real-world experience shows that software compression does not help improve local backup performance. It helps only if the data is transferred over a slow network."
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