Short for Recovery Manager is an Oracle command line tool for doing backup, restore, and recovery operations.

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RMAN rename datafile created in an archivelog

I'm trying to restore an Oracle database (11.2.0.4.0) to a test system with a different file layout. The production database is being backed up using RMAN, no catalog. We do a full backup of all the ...
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What is meant by the RMAN Duplicate “noncurrent point in time”?

When doing a RMAN DUPLICATE from backup connected to the target, how current does the duplicate make the database when no until time is set? The closest thing I can find in the documentation is the ...
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RMAN restore vs duplicate

I have so far used two options to create a clone of a database from one host to another: RMAN restore and recovery as below RMAN > startup nomount; restore controlfile from .. . shutdown ...
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Is RMAN backup platform independent?

I have RMAN backup from AIX server and want to restore on Linux OS. Could you please let me know if there is a way to do it? Thanks a lot for help in this regard.
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ORA-15081: failed to submit an I/O operation to a disk

I have a test environment for Oracle single instance on ASM 11.2.0.3. I have restored database from tape and during the recovery, the system crashed by some I/O error. I restarted the server, ...
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Recover data from bak Oracle 9i file

Our customer gave us a .bak archive with name file_decrypted_379299.bak which we know was created with Oracle 9i in "hot" style. We tried to recover the bak file with Oracle 9i RMAN but we don't know ...
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Oracle restore backup on other server

I have following situation: One server with Oracle has to be backed up and recovered on other Oracle server. Second Oracle DB has the same user/schemas, but with a different older data. I intend to ...
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Oracle backup and recovery using RMAN

Can some please provide a quick guide for backup and recovery of Oracle 11 DB? I just need to test it very quickly so i don't need something too fancy, but should be scheduled. Thanks in advance.
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Extract Archived Log Files from RMAN Backupset

I have an RMAN backup that is taken on 19th january with: BACKUP DATABASE PLUS ARCHIVELOG command. Now I need to restore Archived logs from that backupset to some other OS directory. Is there any way ...
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Recovering Oracle Database using RMAN

I am an accidental DBA..I have to restore an oracle database using RMAN utility. I don't know anything about backups and restoration and this is my first assigned task. Are there any good forum(s) ...
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RMAN list archivelogs that are needed for to recover specified backup

I've taken backup of datafiles in 31.12.2013. It completed datafile backups successfully, but archivelog backups failed. Now, I want to determine what archivelogs should I backup to be sure that my ...
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How to fix this error Idk?

how to fix it I am new in Oracle? I tried to connect RMAN and it showed me this error...
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why archived log size is small but fast recovery area still has a lot free space

when recovery database I met a strange problem,my recovery script as follow: RUN { SET UNTIL TIME 'DEC 25 2013 09:00:00' ; RESTORE DATABASE; RECOVER DATABASE; } but rman report as ...
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RMAN backup copy - read once and write many?

I am trying to find out what happens in this scenario: BACKUP COPIES 2 What actually happens in the BACKUP COPIES above? Does Oracle RMAN read the data files each time for each separate copy? ...
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Why is important to write down the DBID in Oracle DB?

I've always heard that one of the first things you should do in Oracle DB is to write down the DBID, so in case you lost the controlfile you'll need to set it in RMAN, and then you will be able to ...
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RMAN restore to lower disk space

I have 30.7GB backup file generated from RMAN. The original ./datafile is 950.28GB. According to previous DBA, there is a lot of free space in table space. Now, I have 300GB free disk space in hard ...
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Oracle 10g XE SET NEWNAME doesn't work

I want to migrate database from Linux to Windows. I restored controlfile and mounted the database. Now I run the following: run{ allocate channel t1 device type disk; set newname for datafile ...
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Oracle RMAN substituting variables

I'm playing around with the USING clause in RMAN, but cannot seem to get it to work. Here is my RMAN command: rman target username/password @${RMAN_DIR}/backup.rman using "db1" When I run that ...
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rman cloning rman-20207 error

I am trying to clone a 9i database (C) from a target 9i database (T). On running the rman script, i get the rman-20207 error : UNTIL TIME is before RESETLOGS time. When i do a list backup of ...
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Can I use RMAN to backup and restore data in a certain point in time?

I have an Oracle database over which I have full control. What I am doing is performing load testing on our application, which uses Oracle as a database. To do this, I initially set the database up ...
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Does RMAN in Oracle only copy the archive logs? What happens to the active redo log in case of failure?

If RMAN copy copies the archived redo logs when they are full, what happens to the current redo log in the event of a failure (hardware failure, etc.)? Isn't there always an active redo log that is ...
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Duplicate database for standby returns error ORA-19625: error identifying file /home/oracle/stdbyctrl.ctl

I'm working on creating duplication scripts for standby purposes. and it's constantly failing even though the backups are located in the exact same folder. DB structure is identical and spfile is ...
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Failure Of Backup Due To Limit Exceeded For Recovery Files Since Cannot Reclaim Disk Space [RMAN-03009,ORA-19809,ORA-19804]

While I try to take incremental backup level 0 by using the command RMAN> backup incremental level 0 database plus archivelog; , encountered this error. RMAN-00571: ...
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Centralize Oracle RMAN scripts in one server

I want to centralize all my Oracle's DB backup shell scripts in one server, and all of them are in different servers, architectures and DB versions. For this purpose I'm going to use the same server ...
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Oracle DB Recovery

Before I start, I just want to mention that I am not a DBA, I am a programmer/developer who also happens to look after the database. So if I say something wrong, my apologies in advance. We recently ...
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Altering the location of Oracle-Suggested Backup

On one database, the Oracle-Suggested Backup scheduled from Enterprise Manager always ends up in the recovery area, despite RMAN configuration showing that device type disk format points elsewhere. ...
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Need advice regarding RMAN's working

I have configured a RMAN script which first takes the backup of the database and then deletes the obsolete backupsets according to the present retention policy.Now is there any possibility of the ...
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Delete backup directories using RMAN

Is there any way RMAN can delete empty backup directories?
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RMAN backup Issue ( ORA-27052: unable to flush file data )

This error comes while RMAN backup running backup pieces. Location is on an NFS share (mount point /b02). This error comes on a regular basis. The mount point has enough space. Sometimes the backup ...
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Protocol used by Oracle RMAN to communicate with auxiliary

What protocol is used by RMAN to communicate with the server used for backing up/restoring data? I searched everywhere but couldn't find any docs with this information. Background: I am developing ...
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rman 'delete archivelog all’ very slow

On our automated test system we use flashback all the time to reset our Oracle 11g database to a state before a testrun. We noticed some of the scripts involved started to become slower and slower. In ...
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Is it possible to use 'restore UNTIL SCN' with rman and Oracle 9i in NOCATALOG mode?

I'm trying to do a hot backup with rman that I can copy to a USB drive so I can recover it on a new server. The backup was done two days ago and the restore database command was working on the same ...
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can rman backup a subset of a table

I have been asked to make incremental backups of a table based on the value of one of the fields in the table (called groupid). They want a separate incremental backup for groupid=1, groupid=2, ...
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Mistake during Oracle 11g PITR

I tried using set time until.. and mis-typed the date. Can anyone help me understand how to get my backups into a manageable state? After the accidental recover, most of my backupset disappeared. I ...
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Duplication Oracle Database to remote host

I have two scenarios. 1 ) Let's say , I have the same file system and same SID on both nodes. I've created any directories necessary for start the duplicate database. First I used command below. ...
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Duplicating a Database with RMAN

I would like to duplicate to the same server Oracle Database with RMAN. I've configured flash recovery area for Oracle Database. My database is using SPFILE as shown below. SQL> SELECT ...
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Why we need auxiliary instance in TSPITR

Need help! I've read Database Backup and Recovery User's Guide 11g but I can't uderstand why we need auxiliary instance to perform tspitr. We can do complete recovery of tablespace within same ...
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Recommended Approach to Programmatically Backing Up/Restoring Oracle DB

Supposing I have an ever-growing Oracle DB on one server, and I want to duplicate this schema and the data on another server - what would be the best approach to achieving this as part of a bespoke ...
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ORACLE restore - how to restore specific .bkp file?

I just started working with oracle and I have some issue. My database is NONARCHIVELOG mode. I made two backups: they are at locations: ...
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Difference between full and level 0 rman backups?

Suppose we take a full backup, and after that we take a level 0 backup, both using RMAN and Oracle 10g. I'm confused in the use of the level 0 backup and full backup. I found that the difference ...
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RMAN backup script failing

I have a few linux machines and each of them have a few Oracle databases. On each machine we have 2 shell scripts to run the backups. The TSM scheduler calls a script which calls a different backup ...
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db_recovery_file_dest_size issue

RMAN gives me this error how should i resolve this issue: ORA-19815: WARNING: db_recovery_file_dest_size of 7516192768 bytes is 100.00 used, and has 0 remaining bytes available. Thanks in ...
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Delete Archive log file

I am using oracle database 11g. Some day's back we have deleted our Archivelog Manually, and now it's getting full and due to that we are not able to connect to our database. So how should i delete ...
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Which backup files are needed for a successful restore?

Considering the built-in 'Backup Database' script (backup.bat) that comes with a new installation of the Oracle Express 11g Edition, after finishing the script execution, what folders/files should be ...
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RMAN Recovery In Oracle 11g : Backup Database To Tape

RMAN> backup device type sbt tablespace <tablespace_name>; On Issuing this command following is the error which I am getting: ORA-19554: error allocating device, device type: SBT_TAPE, ...
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Restore database from individual datafile backups

I had a script that backs up all the individual datafiles like: RMAN> BACKUP AS COMPRESSED BACKUPSET DATAFILE 'datafile<1>.dbf' So i have backupsets of all the datafiles. I'm confused as ...
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Row level restore with Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN)

We're approaching the end of 2012 and I still find myself relying on database exports to maintain the ability to do row level restore operations. While this is a proven method, it sure would be nice ...
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Oracle backup with RMAN Options?

I'm trying to learn RMAN but getting confused everytime I read Oracle docs! Can someone help me what are the differences and when to use the following? BACKUP DATABASE PLUS ARCHIVELOG DELETE INPUT ...
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How do I have RMAN treat my restored data files like they are originals?

I am planning a migration for this ancient-but-critical Oracle database from one Windows Server 2003 cluster to another. The database has many data files and they are all getting new paths on the ...
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Incremental level 1 backup with no Incremental level 0?

I have done the following steps: Backed up database with INCREMENTAL LEVEL 0 Delete INCREMENTAL LEVEL 0 backup without telling controlfile. So deleted it by hand. And did not make crosscheck. Backed ...