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RMAN: How to perform alternate client restore with Veritas Netbackup (Doc ID 403602.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 14, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 9.2 to 12.2]
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.


The goal of this note is to describe how to achieve restores with VERITAS NETBACKUP
and Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) on a different host, than the backup host.

This functionality called "Alternate Client Restore" is needed in several circumstances:

  • Restoring in a Real Application Cluster (RAC) Environment
  • Restoring in a physical Standby Environment
  • Creation of a test database with DUPLICATE DATABASE command
  • Creation of a standby database using DUPLICATE DATABASE ... FOR STANDBY
  • Restoring Database for Point-in-Time-Recovery (PITR)
  • Restoring parts of database for Tablespace-Point-in-Time-Recovery (TSPITR)
  • Restoring full database after disaster, when original host no longer exists


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