this is probably a simple question, but I'm not finding an answer which I deem correct.
So at this organization, they take a weekly backup using RMAN, ship those to a standby server, and perform a restore / recovery.
Now, every hour they want to implement an archive log backup. Ship those to the standby and apply them.
My question is: Can I just apply those archive logs ? Or do I need to do another complete restore / recovery? If #1, how exactly? Just "recover database" ?