how to restore or clone a 9i database to different host when backup location is different

(Doc ID 1451140.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 31, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 9.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


To restore or clone a 9i database from one host to different server


Server A
Linux x86-64

Backup Location: /u01/orcl/back/

Database is being cloned from server A to B
Took a cold backup of database from server A @  /u01/orcl/back/ .

Server B

Installed and upgraded to, if effect it is rdbms
Linux x86-64

Backup Location: /dorfd0/d1/orfbackup/

In 9i, the backup location has to be identical between target or production and clone server
Only from 10g, we can explicitly catalog the backup pieces using catalog start with or catalog backuppiece 'path here'

configure channel 1 device type disk format '/dorfd0/d1/orfbackup/orc_nypornf2_20120122/%U';
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-03002: failure of configure command at 04/16/2012 00:02:02
ORA-01649: operation not allowed with a backup controlfile


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