On 2/8/07, Smith, Steven K - MSHA <Smith.Steven@xxxxxxx> wrote:
In our shop - we schedule a shutdown/cold backup of the rman repository on a regular basis when we know RMAN backups are not going to occur. The backup of the RMAN repository takes very little time.
We do the same thing. Though I have not really delved into the subject, backing up RMAN catalogs has been compared to backing up an LDAP datababase. Unless you can guarantee there is no current activity, a restore of such a database from a hot backup might be physically consistent, but logically corrupt. -- Jared Still Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist