Oh RATE is SOOOO 9i!! :-) This is a 10g database so be looking at the duration parameter instead!! Talk all about this in chapter 16 of the 10g RMAN Book!! RF Robert G. Freeman Oracle Consultant/DBA/Author Principal Engineer/Team Manager The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Father of Five, Husband of One, Author of various geeky computer titles including Oracle Database 10g RMAN Backup and Recovery from Osborne/McGraw Hill (Oracle Press) Oracle Database 11g New Fetatures now available for pre-sales on Amazon.com!! Sig V1.1 -----Original Message----- From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Randy Johnson Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 8:48 PM To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: Impact on running rman You should have no problem with it as long as your system has the resources. Watch your IO and CPU. You can throttle the IO Rman uses with the "rate" option in your restore process.