it happened, lost database and recovery catalog. starting distaster recovery research

From: Ben <>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 07:57:19 -0700 (PDT)
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had a storm this weekend and power went out to the disk cabinet on our development machine. I was just informed by our sys admin that we might be having to recover from disk to get everything back.

Luckily it is just our development machine but we do have critical data in that database. The recovery catalog was located on the same machine and filesystem. Now I'm setting forth with the research on how to get it back. I have documentation of control file backups, the dbid, and the last hot backup of the database. I don't have a backup for the recovery catalog that we were using. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I guess I'll be recovering the control file(s) then recovering the database from those instead of the catalog. I've practiced recovery in the past but never without the recovery catalog.

Wish me luck. Any pointers? Received on Wed May 14 2008 - 09:57:19 CDT

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