Ok, I'm a bit stumped here. Here's is what I need to do: 1.) Restore OLD database as it existed in 2009 while KEEPING current database intact using RMAN CATALOG 2.) Use DUPLICATE to restore the database in question (?) I've restored the backup files from tape for the date I need. I do NOT have a backup controlfile though it seems. The database has been refreshed on 11-AUG-2009 but I need data from 31-JUL-2009. Running the DUPLICATE with UNTIL TIME returns RMAN-20207: UNTIL TIME or RECOVERY WINDOW is before RESETLOGS time (I expected this) Here are my incarnations: List of Database Incarnations DB Key Inc Key DB Name DB ID STATUS Reset SCN Reset Time ------- ------- -------- ---------------- --- ---------- ---------- 1433279 1433359 DEV1 3303551592 PARENT 5343179644 11-OCT-08 1433279 1433280 DEV1 3303551592 CURRENT 6567154252 11-AUG-09 I don't think the BACKUP PIECES are in the CATALOG so I think I will need to catalog those but not positive. If I do a "RESET DATABASE TO INCARNATION", will that mess up my target database (the one I want to keep)? Chris Taylor Sr. Oracle DBA Ingram Barge Company Nashville, TN 37205 Office: 615-517-3355 Cell: 615-354-4799 Email: chris.taylor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:chris.taylor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail and any attachments are confidential and may also be privileged. If you are not the named recipient, please notify the sender immediately and delete the contents of this message without disclosing the contents to anyone, using them for any purpose, or storing or copying the information on any medium.