Re: an interview question
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 10:05:01 -0500
you don't need the catalog or to even restore the catalog.
Restore the controlfile backup in your rman backup set . This controlfile has the metadata you need to restore your database. I can't think of a case where a recovery catalog is needed (although it is a niceity to have the history , at times).
On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 9:34 AM, Prabhu, Krishnaswamy < prabhu_adam_at_hotmail.com> wrote:
> The scenario is , the rman backup is cofigured with recovery catalog db
> and, we lost all control files and rman catalog repository database as
> well. Unfortunately, we don't have backups of catalog.
> First to restore/recover the control file, we need recovery catalog
> database, since we lost the meta data information, does it still possible to
> use the backup (which doesn't have the metadata) to recover the target
> > From: jeremiah_at_ora-600.net
> > To: prabhu_adam_at_hotmail.com; oracle-l_at_freelists.org
> > Subject: RE: an interview question
> > Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 12:00:42 -0700
> > Prabhu, Krishnaswamy wrote:
> > > Is it possible to recover a database whose couple of datafiles , all
> > multiplexed
> > > controlfiles and rman catalog repository are lost. A complete rman
> > exists
> > > but catalog and control files are lost.
> > RMAN> restore controlfile from <backuppiece>;
> > Something easy to find with google or the documentation.
> > IIRC in 8i it used to require some effort and calls directly to
> > dbms_backup_restore.
> > Jeremiah Wilton
> > ORA-600 Consulting
> > http://www.ora-600.net
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