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RMAN: SET NEWNAME Command Using SQL (Doc ID 549972.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 10.1.0.2 and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.0.1.2 and later
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
Information in this document applies to any platform.

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When you must restore the database the same directory structure is not always there. If you have a database containing 1000s of datafiles it can be very tedious to setup the set newname commands for all the datafiles. Using sqlplus we can extract the information we need into a file which can then be easily modifed and executed as an RMAN script to complete the task.

Starting from 11.2, we can use SET NEWNAME FOR DATABASE clause to avoid using SET NEWNAME for individual datafiles. eg:
SET NEWNAME FOR DATABASE TO '/oradata1/%b';

 

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