Since Brian also says, in a subsequent email : "I just took the Oracle 11g admin class part II which dealt with rman but a lot from the em standpoint. Plus we were on windows and the manual was unix." Oracle University OR the instructor at Oracle University isn't doing a good job. Hemant K Chitale ________________________________ From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Andrew Kerber Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 2:49 AM To: Thomas.Mercadante@xxxxxxxxxxxx Cc: Brian.Zelli@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: rman question Brian- If you work, or plan to work, as a professional DBA, I strongly recommend you be familiar with all the scenarios that Thomas describes. At various times I have run into all those scenarios. As others have noted in the past, backup and recovery is where DBA's earn their pay (and can lose their job for that matter). Andrew W. Kerber 'If at first you dont succeed, dont take up skydiving.' This email and any attachments are confidential and may also be privileged. If you are not the addressee, do not disclose, copy, circulate or in any other way use or rely on the information contained in this email or any attachments. If received in error, notify the sender immediately and delete this email and any attachments from your system. Emails cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error free as the message and any attachments could be intercepted, corrupted, lost, delayed, incomplete or amended. Standard Chartered PLC and its subsidiaries do not accept liability for damage caused by this email or any attachments and may monitor email traffic. Standard Chartered PLC is incorporated in England with limited liability under company number 966425 and has its registered office at 1 Aldermanbury Square, London, EC2V 7SB. Standard Chartered Bank ("SCB") is incorporated in England with limited liability by Royal Charter 1853, under reference ZC18. The Principal Office of SCB is situated in England at 1 Aldermanbury Square, London EC2V 7SB. In the United Kingdom, SCB is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority under FSA register number 114276. If you are receiving this email from SCB outside the UK, please click http://www.standardchartered.com/global/email_disclaimer.html to refer to the information on other jurisdictions.