Last weekend (it was saturday night), I needed to restore a Development database from a old backup. I never did a RMAN restore before until last saturday. As the saying goes, “necessity is the mother of invention”. Though it is not really an invention (rman is there for a long time), for me, I learned to know about RMAN restore last week.
Our DBA was not available on Saturday. I needed to test few things on the Development and for that I need to restore a backup that was taken earlier couple of months ago. So I did the follow the procedures to restore the database using RMAN.
This could be a basic thing all the DBAs know about. But for me this is not something I do everyday. So this was new to me.
First, I ran the “shutdown immediate” command to shutdown my development database. Then I followed these steps to restore the database from a older backup taken by RMAN. Database was running on the Redhat Enterprise Linux Machine and the database version was 188.8.131.52.0.
RMAN> list backup;
List of Backup Sets
I got the TAG details from here.
RMAN> restore datafile ‘/u02/oradata/OIMTST/system01.dbf’ from tag = ‘BEFORERECON’;
RMAN> restore datafile ‘/u02/oradata/OIMTST/sysaux01.dbf’ from tag = ‘BEFORERECON’;
RMAN> restore datafile ‘/u02/oradata/OIMTST/undotbs01.dbf’ from tag = ‘BEFORERECON’;
RMAN> restore datafile ‘/u02/oradata/OIMTST/users01.dbf’ from tag = ‘BEFORERECON’;
RMAN> restore datafile ‘/u02/oradata/OIMTST/oimtst4_tspace_01.dbf’ from tag = ‘BEFORERECON’;
RMAN> list backup of controlfile;
RMAN> restore controlfile to ‘/u02/oradata/OIMTST/control01a.ctl’ from tag = ‘TAG20100820T112653’
Recovery Manager complete.
Copying the Control Files:
cd /u02/oradata/OIMTST # The conrol files are located here.
cp control01a.ctl control01.ctl
cp control01a.ctl control02.ctl
cp control01a.ctl control03.ctl
$ sqlplus / as sysdba….
ORACLE instance started.
Total System Global Area 1073131520 bytes
Fixed Size 2151248 bytes
Variable Size 264244400 bytes
Database Buffers 801112064 bytes
Redo Buffers 5623808 bytes
ORA-01589: must use RESETLOGS or NORESETLOGS option for database open
SQL> alter database open resetlogs;
Hurray!!!! It is success!!!
This was my first restore using RMAN. I knew the concepts earlier, but I didn’t really restore a database like this before. I thought of sharing this knowledge.
We will meet in another post. Until then