Hopefully you're using controlfile autobackups (I always recommend this, especially if you're not using a recovery catalog), in which case you can just follow the steps here to restore from autobackup: http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B19306_01/backup.102/b14192/recov004. htm#sthref567 You'll want to use the SET UNTIL clause to set the window you want RMAN to search for autobackups. Regards, Brandon Privileged/Confidential Information may be contained in this message or attachments hereto. Please advise immediately if you or your employer do not consent to Internet email for messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of this company shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it.