8.4.3. Verifying the Backup

Backing up the Embedded Database is useful only if you can ensure the integrity of the resulting backup. RHN DB Control provides two methods for reviewing backups, one brief, one more detailed. To conduct a quick check of the backup's timestamp and determine any missing files, issue this command as oracle:
db-control examine DIRNAME
To conduct a more thorough review, including checking the md5sum of each of the files in the backup, issue this command as oracle:
db-control verify DIRNAME