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RE: RE : RMAN Repository

From: Jesse, Rich <>
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 08:14:26 -0800
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Oh yes, yes, yes. You are correct. It *may* work, but it's not guaranteed to work because an RMAN (and OID) "transaction" can constitute multiple DB transactions in their respective repositories.

When I saw that "feature" of OID, I did some investigating and felt that we would not be at significant risk of recovery failure given our environment. Of course, to be sure I also had planned in a full LDIF export immediately following the hotback. :)

Thanks for the refresher, Jared! That memory must have been a weak buffalo culled from the herd by beer. :)


Rich Jesse                           System/Database Administrator              Quad/Tech International, Sussex, WI USA

> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 5:10 PM
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> Cc: Jesse, Rich;
> Subject: Re: RE : RMAN Repository
> Importance: High
> Hot backup of the repository is fine as long as you can be
> assured that all files needed for a complete recovery are
> going to be available.
> Recover a hot backup of an RMAN repository to another
> server using imcomplete recovery, ( your RMAN server
> burned to a crisp, drives and all ), and you may or may not
> have a good repository.
> If the backup was made while the repository was in use for
> other backups, it may be in a logically inconsistent state from
> the RMAN perspective.
> Kind of like backing up OID.
> Could be that I'm wrong on this, but I don't have time to test
> it and come up with a definitive answer.
> Jared

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