Re: RMAN Restore with Incremental

From: Charlotte Hammond <>
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 08:09:45 -0700 (PDT)
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Hi Tom,

Thanks for your reply. Afraid I'm still confused.

Under what circumstances would an incremental backup be of use to RMAN without the full backup? As far as I understand it, it simply contains the changes since the preceeding base full backup was taken - I don't see how that could ever be useful in isolation....


  • Original Message ---- From: "Mercadante, Thomas F (LABOR)" <> To: Sent: Wednesday, April 2, 2008 12:45:34 PM Subject: RE: RMAN Restore with Incremental


This sounds fine to me unless you completely lost data files. Rman uses all available data to restore the database. This includes current redo logs, archivelogs that have not be backed up and removed and finally backups that it decides it needs to restore the database.

In your case, it did not need the full backup files to bring your database back in synch.

So it "all depends" on what Rman decides is missing and what it needs to recover the database.

Hope this helps.


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-- Received on Wed Apr 02 2008 - 10:09:45 CDT

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