Re: RMAN conundrum

  • From: Jared Still <jkstill@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Oracle-L Freelists <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 17:21:40 -0700

On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 4:51 PM, Jared Still <jkstill@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> * How is the script able to connect without the target db user password?
I just accidentally partially answered this question:

D:\dba\bin>rman target backup_user/ nocatalog

Recovery Manager: Release - Production on Tue May 26 16:54:32

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target database Password:
connected to target database: B (DBID=9999999)
using target database control file instead of recovery catalog


I did not enter the password: I hit <CTRL-C><ENTER> at the password prompt,
and was logged in.

This appears to be acting just as if I had used this command:

    rman target / nocatalog

which logs me in as SYSDBA

I can't seem to find any documentation describing this behavior.

Both 'slaxdebug' and 'debug trace <filename>' were used as well.

Both forms of debug start their output following the logon, so they
weren't much help.

Jared Still
Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

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