What is a full backup and name some tools you use for full backup?

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  • A full backup is a backup of all the control files, data files, and parameter file (SPFILE or PFILE).
  • You must also back up your ORACLE_HOME binaries which are used for cloning.
  • A full backup can be performed when our database runs in NON-ARCHIVE LOG mode.
  • You must shutdown your database before you perform a full backup.
  • Full or COLD backup can be performed by using the copy command in Unix.
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