Introduction: I have to set up a backup concept for an old Oracle 10g installation. The server is old and poorly managed, but I have to ensure we have rock solid backups until the system will be taken offline in early 2014. I've already read a few lines about exp and RMAN in the oracle documentation. Sadly the system lacks any oracle tools (no sqlplus => no command line, no exp & co) and I'd prefer not to install additional software right now.
Is there an easy way to set up a backup solution (exp / rman) from the client machine?
PS: While we don't have commandline on the system itself - we got the Oracle Managment console installed on a client. So client based backup solutions would be fine