RE: RMAN without a repository

Ryan,

 

"Redundancy = 4" should ensure that your controlfile retains metadata
knowledge of 4 backups of the specified type.  If you want to ensure
that you don't lose this info though, I would strongly recommend that
you use a catalog database (just in case you lose your controlfile(s)...
and should be used if your instance is mission critical).  Since it
doesn't sound like you are using a catalog db, I also suggest that you
use "controlfile copy" versus controlfile backups (or in addition to at
a minimum).

 

Regardless of catalog database usage... make lots of controlfile copies
on different disks... often.  And... be sure that you have enough
mountpoint space for your expandable controlfiles.  If
control_file_record_keep_time > 0, it will expand when needed.  And if
you're asking your controlfiles to retain 4 backups worth of knowledge,
depending on db size, backup frequency, amount of redo, etc... these
controlfiles may get large.

 

Raj.

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If I am making tape backups and I am using redundancy 4. How do I
restore older backups after the controlfile recycles? Or do I set
control_file_record_keep_time to a sufficiently large number?

 

do I have to write down the DBID and use that to restore an older copy? 

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