4.4. Recovering Control Files

Control files are key database files required in the recovery process. Control files contain RMAN metadata information and the required repository information, if you're not using the Recovery Manager catalog. In Oracle 10g, RMAN has introduced control file autobackup, which allows you to configure RMAN to automatically back up the control file with other backups directly to the flash recovery area. This assures that you will have a control file for recovery purposes.

There are some methods of recovering the control file that you should be aware of. The first is using the control file autobackup to recover the control file. You should also be aware of how to create a new control file. The next sections walk you ...

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