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

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Error while duplicating Oracle database after failover, using 11.2.0.4

I've recently updated oracle from version 11.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.4 and my redundant system is no longer able to recover from failover. I'm using scripts both on primary and standby node to get back to a ...
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Possible RMAN orphan files in backup directory

I am trying to scrape together some space in my Oracle 11g backup directory in AIX. I have deleted obsolete files using RMAN's "DELETE OBSOLETE" command, but I see many (just under 200) files dated ...
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can't backup 11.2.0.2 database after catalog upgrade to 11.2.0.4

(main question is 4th) 1. We today have almost all databases running with Oracle 11.2.0.2. Actually we have an RMAN database created (in 11.2.0.2) and a Catalog with user (called RMAN112) 2. We are ...
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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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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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RMAN backups, incremental, not compressed: estimate size?

We´re setting up RMAN to backup a database over NFS and ZFS, for which I have to create shares and mounting points (4 shares in my case). I am trying to anticipate the size of the shares, which ...
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How should I use RMAN clone refresh using set until time?

I am using this technique to refresh dev. environments with production data. The business process is to request a tape hold for the full backup I want to use for a clone refresh to dev. Once this is ...
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Error While Restoring Standby Database from RMAN Backup of Primary Database

On standby database i got error while restoring rman backup of primary database. Some targets not found. ORA 06100 no channel to restore a backup or copy of datafile datafile_number
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Exadata RMAN vs. Non-Exadata RMAN - any differences?

Can you please let me know the differences, if any, in the architecture of the non-Exadata RMAN vs. that of the Exadata-RMAN from an SBT plugin perspective? Have you observed from your vast ...
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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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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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What does “copy of” mean when doing “delete archivelog”?

Disclaimer: I'm not a DBA nor did I fully read the RMAN docs cover to cover, so this may be well covered, but I couldn't find it. The question is very simple, what is the difference between these two ...
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Oracle RMAN Incremental update or merge questions

1- Does Oracle RMAN support Incremental Update/Merge option for device type SBT ? Or its only supported for Disk ? 2 - During an update/merge operation during the incremental backup, does RMAN write ...
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How to restore operational Oracle 11g Database from full backup?

Imagine that things gone bad and all we have is a fresh Windows Server and full cold backup of our Oracle database. In case of SQL Server 2000/2005/2008/2012 it was really a matter of few mouse ...
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Error While Restoring Standby Database from RMAN Backup of Primary Database

My Standby Database was corrupted. So i took primary database backup using RMAN. Transferred to my standby database. On standby, on startup nomount, restored standby control file then on mount stage, ...
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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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duplicate/restore a prod database to a test with RMAN

we have RMAN using RMAN CATALOG and takes backup to TSM Tape! what is the standard method to clone/copy/restore a database to a new host with a new instance name? I just need the RMAN script, I ...
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Reinstall Oracle 11G2

Running Oracle 11GR2 instance (non-ASM). Plan to set it up again from the scratch(this time using ASM, Grid infrastructure). And I need the present database. I am thinking of the simple plan: 1) ...
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RMAN error RMAN-06207,RMAN-06208,RMAN-06210,RMAN-06211,RMAN-06212,RMAN-06213,RMAN-06214

I have this issue with around 7 servers, we have an RMAN job that takes backup and validate the backup ... here is RMAN settings: RMAN> show all; RMAN configuration parameters for database with ...
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Delete backups from old incarnation in rman

I did a refresh on a non-production database and these are the incarnations: List of Database Incarnations DB Key Inc Key DB Name DB ID STATUS Reset SCN Reset Time 1 1 ...
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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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Does restoring an Oracle backup of the whole database restore schema objects?

I used RMAN with, RMAN>backup database archivelogs all; After that I truncated a table. I then tried to restore with, RMAN>restore database; RMAN>recover database; RMAN>alter database ...
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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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Why OEM RMAN backup jobs fail after changing the preferred credentials?

In an Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release 11.2.0.4.0 - 64bit Production, Running on Oracle Linux 6.5, we configured full RMAN backup schedule using OEM (Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g ...
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Archive log backup error and backup completed with errors

My prod DB backup completed with errors stating the below error. RMAN-00571: =========================================================== RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Recovering Oracle Database using RMAN [closed]

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 '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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...