Re: Configuring RMAN to use controlfile instead of Recovery Catalog

From: John Hurley <>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2011 15:45:37 -0700 (PDT)
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On Sep 28, 6:40 am, Sundar K <> wrote:
> I have a doubt.
> Is it possible to make RMAN to use controlfile, from using Recovery
> Catalog(RC) DB ?
> The scenario is like this:
>  I have a target db and a RC db. The RMAN presently uses RC db for
> backup and recovery.
> Due to some reasons, I want the RMAN to use target db controlfile,
> instead of RC.
> Is there anyway to perform this?
> If yes, I need the RMAN to understand and use backup sets, which are
> taken before switching to controlfile based backup (That is,
> controlfile should understand backup sets, which have backed-up using
> RC )
> Is there a way to perform these tasks?

Sure you can do it like that. I suggest buying Robert Freeman's rman book and setting up a test system and practice practice practice! Received on Wed Sep 28 2011 - 17:45:37 CDT

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