How to restore a pre-12c backup to a cross-platform, cross-endian 12c database
(Doc ID 1644693.1)
Last updated on FEBRUARY 24, 2019
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 184.108.40.206 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata 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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