On 6/6/07, Tony van Lingen
I checked the catalog with the command you listed: unless the bplist
output is limited to a number of lines (I can't get a definitive answer
to that from our NB guys), we're basically stuffed.
I don't believe so. The bplist output can be quite long.
It seems that the NB
catalog is spread over a number of servers, so if RMAN queries one it
will not get the entire list of available files.
That seems... suboptimal.
Sigh.... where have the days of tar and 'alter tablespace backup'
gone... things were so easy then....
Feeling your pain. When doing tests that require restoring the
database I have taken to making a cold backup on disk for simplicity
and expeditiousness. (is that really a word :)
RMAN is very robust, extremely powerful and highly configurable.
That's another way of saying it can be very complicated and provide
many ways to shoot one's self in the foot. ;)
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