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how to restore or clone a 9i database to different host when backup location is different (Doc ID 1451140.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 19, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 9.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Generic (Platform Independent)


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For the purposes of this document, the following fictitious environment is used as an example to describe the procedure:

Backup Location: /u01/backup/, /serverB/backup
Server Names:  ServerA, ServerB


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

Server A
Linux x86-64

Backup Location: /u01/backup/

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

Server B

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

Backup Location: /serverB/backup/

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 '/serverB/backup/db_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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