Yes, does it automatically, no action on your side needed. Basically a restore of a datafile or the database will restore the last cold backup. The recover command will then apply incremental backups as possible and then archive redo to complete the action. ______________________________________________________________ Dick Goulet / Capgemini North America P&C / East Business Unit Senior Oracle DBA / Hosting Office: 508.573.1978 / Mobile: 508.742.5795 / www.capgemini.com Fax: 508.229.2019 / Email: richard.goulet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 45 Bartlett St. / Marlborough, MA 01752 Together: the Collaborative Business Experience ______________________________________________________________ ________________________________ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Joe Smith Sent: Friday, March 14, 2008 3:16 PM To: oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: rman Does this make sense: Incremental backups for database every day (based on block change tracking approach - new in 10G). Archivelogs are backed up everyday. Full cold backup on the weekend. Recovery using previous cold backup and applying incremental backups & archivelogs. I am reading this in a doc given to me. Can you apply an incremental backup ( level 1 or 2 ) taken during the week to a cold backup taken on Sunday? Can the BCT feature be used with a cold backup? thanks. ________________________________ Need to know the score, the latest news, or you need your Hotmail(r)-get your "fix". Check it out. <http://www.msnmobilefix.com/Default.aspx> This message contains information that may be privileged or confidential and is the property of the Capgemini Group. It is intended only for the person to whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, you are not authorized to read, print, retain, copy, disseminate, distribute, or use this message or any part thereof. If you receive this message in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete all copies of this message.