Re: How to validate RMAN backup

  • From: Mladen Gogala <gogala@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: oracledba.williams@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 22:30:33 -0400

On 05/24/2006 10:11:06 PM, Dennis Williams wrote:
> Prasanna,
> Don't spend a lot of effort "validating" backups. How can you ever trust
> that process? 

Dennis, it's a matter of faith. If validation tells me that I can restore from
the tape, I'll wrap the tape in magnets, to protect it from the solar flares,
and deposit it into a fire-proof file cabinet. You must have faith into your 
backup process and backup validation increases faith. If God can chose a 
we must trust it that it will also preserve our backups. Restores are only a 
of insufficient faith which may cause you to be left behind and not experience 
the rapture with the rest of us who will be taken to
Mladen Gogala


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