Bring up of Cold Backup of RAC Database as NON-RAC Database, with a Few Missing Datafile ?

Folks

Qs For Bring up of Cold Backup of RAC Database as a NON-RAC Database (with a 
Few Missing Datafiles) is RE-Creation of Control file mandatory?

CASE DETAILS - Cold backup was taken from a Testing RAC (NOT production) 
Database (version 10.2.0.2) into Tapes & Database Deleted from respective 
machine.
The Tapes were extracted into a machine having only a NON-RAC ORACLE_HOME (Same 
version 10.2.0.2) but into a Different Directory Structure (versus that from 
which backup was taken). 25 datafiles were to be found missing in the Backup 
Tapes

AIM To Bring UP the Database in its present Condition.

Approach 1

Qs - Is Controlfile RE-Creation Mandatory? If NOT so, Will the following Steps 
Work?
1 - Using NON-RAC ORACLE_HOME (Same Version)
2 - Set cluster_database=FALSE, _no_recovery_through_resetlogs=TRUE in NON-RAC 
init.ora
3 - Using extracted RAC Controlfile, STARTUP MOUNT
4 - Update the same controlfile by issuing "ALTER DATABASE RENAME FILE 'Old 
Path' TO 'New Path';
5 - To RE-Create Online Redo Logs issue "RECOVER DATABASE USING BACKUP 
CONTROLFILE" followed by "ALTER DATABASE OPEN RESETLOGS". Will this Step 5 
succeed or FAIL ?

Approach 2 - If Controlfile RE-Creation is Mandatory, Will the following Steps 
Work?
1 - Using NON-RAC ORACLE_HOME (Same Version)
2 - Set cluster_database=FALSE, _no_recovery_through_resetlogs=TRUE in NON-RAC 
init.ora
3 - Edit the Control file to Trace SQL Script to Remove the Missing Datafile 
names & RE-Create the Controlfile after STARTUP NOMOUNT
4 - To RE-Create Online Redo Logs issue "ALTER DATABASE OPEN RESETLOGS"
5 - Datafiles whose names were purposely Removed from the Controlfile Trace 
will appear as "MISSINGnnnnnn"
6 - Is Dropping of these ""MISSINGnnnnnn" datafiles possible?

Cheers & thanks

Vivek



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