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

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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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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 test run. We noticed some of the scripts involved, started to become slower and slower. ...
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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

On issuing this command: RMAN> backup device type sbt tablespace <tablespace_name>; we are getting the following error: ORA-19554: error allocating device, device type: SBT_TAPE, device ...
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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 ...
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Change Location of VALIDATE RECOVERY FILES work area

Is there a way to tell the VALIDATE RECOVERY FILES command to use a different location with more available disk space? When I run the command in RMAN, it fails with the following error stack: ...
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Incremental backups - differences

What is the differene between: BACKUP INCREMENTAL LEVEL 0 DATABASE; and BACKUP INCREMENTAL LEVEL 1 CUMULATIVE DATABASE; ? I read some manuals, but I don't get the idea beacuse of my poor ...
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Can RMAN duplicate be used to “replace” an existing database?

I have an unused database B, not valuable. I'd like to make a copy of database A, but do not want to go through all the manual steps RMAN requires to set up the auxiliary database. Can I use RMAN ...
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RMAN Error ( 00601, 03004)

Please help on this RMAN error: RMAN> backup database plus archivelog; Starting backup at 08-MAY-12 current log archived allocated channel: ORA_DISK_1 channel ORA_DISK_1: sid=297 devtype=DISK ...
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How can I change default backup location for oracle11g using RMAN?

I want to change to another drive due to lack of disk space. How can I change the default location of backup files used by oracle to another drive using RMAN? By default it's in the folder ...
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Rman not replacing logs with same name on networked drive

Historically, rman saved logs by replacing files of the same name so that the most recent set was always there, and logs from backup of older than the most recent set simply went away. Rman is ...
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In a two-server dataguard setup, can I store the recovery catalog in the same database?

We currently have an Oracle 11gR2 database that is backed up with rman, with the rman records stored in the control files. Control file auto-backup is turned on. Backups are to disk (and, ultimately, ...
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RMAN-06054: media recovery requesting unknown archived log, Where is SCN kept?

I have the following situation: Backups of DB1(located on srv1 server) database are taken everyday at 1:00 AM. I took backed up files(datafile,archivelog,controlfile,spfile) of 24/10/2011 and ...
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Oracle 11.1.0 Autobackup going to wrong location

I am running Oracle 11.1.0 on Win Server 2008. My autobackups used to go to flash_recovery_area\myDB\autobackup\*yyyy_mm_dd*. Then I added a prefix to the file name in front of %F and they started ...
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What network access do I need when I restoring files using RMAN?

I am restoring files from one server to another server using Oracle RMAN, what network accesses do I need?(between these servers) ftp? port 1521 should be open? or what? I appreciate your answer ...
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Oracle Backup and Recovery

My backed up archivelog file format is 'al_%U'. During recovery it shows the following error: RMAN-06054: media recovery requesting unknown log: thread 1 seq 17 lowscn 671075 How to determine which ...
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Why do we need to backup Oracle archive logs along with datafiles

Oracle® Database Backup and Recovery Basics 10g Release 2 (10.2) says that Archived redo logs are the key to successful media recovery. Back them up regularly. But, I wonder, why backups of ...
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Expired archived logs not deleted from RMAN catalogue

If I issue a LIST EXPIRED command in RMAN, I see a list of files with expired status, that is, they exist in the catalogue, but not on the disk (verified by ls). After issuing CROSSCHECK and DELETE ...