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RE: RMAN catalogs

From: Mercadante, Thomas F \(LABOR\) <>
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 11:46:38 -0500
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We have one Enterprise wide repository database that holds lots of tools schemas. In this database, we have Rman catalogs for 9.2 and 10.2 databases (two schemas). For each database, we use the rman executable with the Oracle home for that database. So all 9.2 databases use 9.2 Rman and all 10.2 databases use 10.2 Rman. Each connects to the correct repository. The Rman catalog are small enough where this is not an issue for us.

The Rman database itself is backed up using a separate Rman catalog that exists in an OID/LDAP database on another server. Optionally, you can simply export the Rman catalogs when no backups are running as a more simple method of protecting that data. But creating another Rman catalog in another database seemed like a better idea to me.

Hope this helps.  


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[] On Behalf Of Kline.Michael Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 11:32 AM To:
Subject: [Spam] RMAN catalogs  

We're doing some planning for getting RMAN catalogs into a RMAN database, small, fast, and compact so it can be exported frequently.  

What "real world" solutions work well for backing that catalog up should the catalog server go down or what ever?  

Also, we have a lot of 10.2 and 9.2. Can 10G be used to back EVERYTHING up, and if there are "restrictions" what might they be?  

Just looking for a direction. I've ordered Robert's new book, but it will probably be a while.  


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