Backup best practice

From: Storey, Robert (DCSO) <"Storey,>
Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2011 12:25:29 -0500
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Okay, looking at a best practices kind of question.  

I am setting up a machine to hold the catalog/repository for RMAN backups of my dbs. And, I even will schedule the backups of the backup machine to be done by RMAN.  

However, what is the best practice for storing this machines backup metadata? It would seem that you have to store it in the controlfile and use other methodologies to safeguard the information. To me, you can't use the catalog because if it dies, how do you do a restore of your backup machine if your metadata and such about the in the dead machine?  

A suggestion in my class to day was that you could still use RMAN to restore the backup machine using the DUPLICATE command, as long as you had access to the the proper backup set pieces.  


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