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Checklist for an RMAN Restore (Doc ID 1554636.1)

Last updated on MAY 28, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Prior to performing an RMAN restore, there are certain actions you can take to ensure its success. Rather than running a restore for hours only to find that it failed due to something avoidable in the first place, like a missing backuppiece, it would be better to get the environment fully prepared upfront.

A lot of time and confusion can be saved if we have a check list to work with first.


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In this Document
 1) Check the Operating System and RDBMS Version
 2) Confirm Space Requirements
 3) Backup Scripts and Logs
 4) Be Mindful of the FRA
 5) Obtain a Summary of the RMAN Backup
 6) Previewing the Restore and Recovery
 a) Preview the Controlfile Restore
 b) Preview the Database Restore
 Readonly datafiles
 Datafile will be created rather than restored
 Missing archivelog
  RMAN-06100 No Channel to Restore a Backup or Copy
 c) Recovery Preview
 7) How Long will the Restore Take?
 8) Validating the Restore
 9) Gotchas

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