Yes, it is standard practice to backup your recovery catalog repository database offsite just like any other database: http://download-west.oracle.com/docs/cd/B19306_01/backup.102/b14191/rcmc atdb006.htm You can either back it up with rman nocatalog, or export, or both. Regards, Brandon ________________________________ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of ryan_gaffuri@xxxxxxxxxxx so lets so you lose both your production database and the repository database since the site was destroyed. This implies you need to do an export or some other backup of your repository database to tape regularly and store that offsite. 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.