Roll Forward a Physical Standby Database Using RMAN Incremental Backups 'Recover Database Noredo' Does Nothing (Doc ID 841765.1)

Last updated on APRIL 14, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
*** Reviewed the relevance on 10-Dec-2015 ***

Symptoms

RMAN incremental backups can be used to synchronize a physical standby database with the primary database. Using the RMAN BACKUP INCREMENTAL FROM SCN command, you can create a backup on the primary database that starts at the standby database's current SCN, which can then be used to roll the standby database forward in time.

However in some cases the RECOVER DATABASE NOREDO; command does not apply the incremental changes to the standby database and it just completes in few seconds.

RMAN> RECOVER DATABASE NOREDO;


Starting recover at 11-JUN-09
using target database control file instead of recovery catalog
allocated channel: ORA_DISK_1
channel ORA_DISK_1: sid=152 devtype=DISK
Finished recover at 11-JUN-09

Cause

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