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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...