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How to restore a pre-12c backup to a cross-platform, cross-endian 12c database (Doc ID 1644693.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 17, 2022

Applies to:

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
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


In 12c it is possible to restore and recover backup sets from different endian platforms without specifying additional commands than a normal restore.

As per <Bug 13335722> - Enhancement to allow RMAN conversion of backups cross-endian cross-platform, you can restore a backup (even taken from 10g or 11g source) with RMAN 12c by using the additional syntax 'restore from platform'.



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