4.5. Performing an Incomplete Recovery
Incomplete recovery is a recovery that stops before the failure that forced the recovery. Another way of looking at incomplete recovery is that not all the transactions in the archived redo logs get applied to the database to make the database complete. With incomplete recovery, after the recovery process has ended, the database is still missing transactions that were in the database before the failure.
Incomplete recovery is sometimes called database point-in-time recovery (DBPITR) because this recovery is to a determined point-in-time.
RMAN incomplete recovery is performed by using the SET UNTIL TIME and SET UNTIL SEQUENCE clauses prior to the RECOVER command or the UNTIL TIME and UNTIL SEQUENCE clauses ...