Re: Recovery Catalog vs Control File

From: hpuxrac <>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2008 13:59:34 -0700 (PDT)
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On Aug 29, 5:30 pm, wrote:


> The controlfile autobackup is stored in a file including the dbid of
> the database, the date in the format yyyymmdd and a piece number.
> It can be restored seperately and it pretty much replaces the ...
> recovery catalog.
> If you know the dbid and controlfile autobackup is on, you can always
> restore the database.

Probably trying to say you should always record or have available your database id. With that knowledge and being able to identify the tape/ media ( perhaps from logs from your tape/media backup system or from rman output ) that a controlfile backup is stored on ... you can restore the database.

You might have to restore the control file first (not usually ) then do the database restore. Received on Sat Aug 30 2008 - 15:59:34 CDT

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