Demystifying the RMAN Recovery Catalog
(Doc ID 1362501.1)
Last updated on APRIL 04, 2019
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 and later Information in this document applies to any platform.
What is the function of the recovery catalog? What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a recovery catalog? Why do you need an RMAN recovery catalog when backups are first written to the controlfile, then resync'd to the catalog anyway?
Through out this note, the following databases will be used as examples: