From: Michael Dinh <mdinh_at_XIFIN.Com>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 11:17:16 -0800
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What's a RMAN catalog?

Kidding :)

Michael Dinh
Disparity Breaks Automation (DBA)

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-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Guillermo Alan Bort Sent: Friday, November 11, 2011 10:59 AM To:


   It is a good idea to keep a catalog of RMAN backups. I've seen a lot of set ups with shared OEM Repository and RMAN catalog, keep in mind that this is not strictly supported as you are not supposed to touch the repository database. However it works well and there's hardy a problem.

  There are some things to keep in mind when using a catalog, like versions and stuff. but all in all it should be fairly easy to set up.


On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 3:06 PM, Denise Gwinn <> wrote:

> To me it seems like a good idea to create a catalog to use with RMAN.
> The databases where I will be running RMAN are on both AIX and Linux
> boxes. I'm thinking I should create a new database just for RMAN
> catalogs. Does anyone see a reason why I shouldn't create a separate
> database? And if I do create it, should I put in on the Linux box
> running Grid Control?
> Denise Gwinn
> --


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