RMAN restore database preview vs actual restore
Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2009 15:43:09 -0400
I'm testing a D/R situation, specifically a Netbackup redirected client restore, source being a 10.2.0.4 RAC two-node instance; restoring to a single-instance.
After restoring the spfile, restarting the instance, restoring the
control file, and startup mount; I issue a "restore database preview"
to validate that I have
all backupsets necessary to perform an incomplete recovery.
RMAN correctly lists all backupsets for the last complete backup, 580 through 584.
However, when I attempt to actually perform the recovery, RMAN starts
at backupset 574, which is no longer available. So my general
question would be, why
would there be a discrepancy? 580-584 is the last complete backup and is available, why would RMAN try and go to an earlier backup, contrary to the
results of the preview?