Re: rman block recovery

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:22:41 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <jm76hh$pq1$>

On Thu, 12 Apr 2012 09:13:19 -0700, joel garry wrote:

> Look again at the link I posted, restrictions, you can't do PITR with
> block recovery. But the example shows you can limit the time of the
> backup restored _from_. An interesting distinction, eh? It would be
> inconsistent, but I'm presuming the inability to write to it once
> corrupt would prevent the inconsistency, because the final redo stream
> vector would be the last good one. There should be some testing done
> around this, presumptions aren't so good, and something is bothering me
> about the redo getting ahead of the data file, especially if the
> corruption is not detected until backup time.

I have never used block recovery with RMAN. Modern SAN equipment is very reliable, I've never had any need to do so. Have you done it? What were the circumstances?

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