Re: RMAN recovery question

From: Chuck <>
Date: Wed, 07 May 2008 17:14:35 GMT
Message-ID: <%rlUj.15416$sp.3641@trnddc02>

gazzag wrote:

> On 7 May, 16:41, Chuck <> wrote:

>> A cold backup was taken of a database using rman. The database
>> was shut down cleanly before the backup was started. When I tried to
>> restore the backup a few days later, it would not let me open the
>> database. It said that file 1 (system01.dbf) file needed further
>> recovery. Why would a file need *any* recovery if it was a cold backup?
>> These are the rman commands used to do the restore.
>> startup force nomount;
>> restore controlfile from '$mediahandle';
>> alter database mount;
>> restore database from tag $tag;
>> alter database open resetlogs;
>> The $variables are shell variables that specify the appropriate
>> information needed to restore the correct control file and backup sets.
>> It's part of a script that's worked dozens of times before. Everything
>> worked fine up to the "alter database open resetlogs;" where it started
>> complaining about needing recovery on one of the files. There were no
>> errors in either the backup or the restore.
>> TIA
> How was the backup originally taken?
> -g

With the database down. The controlfile backup was an auto backup

shutdown immediate
startup mount
backup database;
alter database open;

One of my colleagues suggested after the restore I need todo "recover database noredo" but if I understand corrrectly that's only necessary of the online redo logs were lost. They weren't. Received on Wed May 07 2008 - 12:14:35 CDT

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