CHAPTER 10

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Restoring the Control File

Your control file restore method is highly dependent on your backup strategy. The phrase “when you think of backups, think of recovery” applies especially to control files. Depending on your backup methodology, the control file restore can be effortless, or it can be complicated.

If you have enabled a fast recovery area (FRA) or are using a recovery catalog, then you’ll find restoring the control file an automated and simple process. Having RMAN do all of the heavy lifting helps ensure that you’ll get this critical file restored in a timely and accurate manner.

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