CHAPTER 10Restoring 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" especially applies 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 flash 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.

Note We recommend that you enable the control file autobackup feature as described in recipe 5-4. This will ensure that you have a backup of your ...

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