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OCA Oracle Database 11g: Database Administration I: A Real-World Certification Guide by Steve Ries

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Performing RMAN complete recoveries

The process for performing a complete recovery in RMAN involves two operations, namely restore and recover. Restore is the process of restoring the lost files from backup. Recover is the process of applying the changes from the archivelogs and redo logs. So, in order for a complete recovery to occur, both restore and recover must be performed in that order. In this section, we'll examine the process of complete recovery using RMAN. As a side note, although user-managed backups are covered on the DBA I exam, user-managed recoveries are not, even though they are possible. The actual syntax for user-managed recovery is very similar to that of RMAN, although it is performed in SQL*Plus instead of in the RMAN ...

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