CHAPTER 17Troubleshooting RMAN

Not many things are more vexing to a DBA than experiencing problems when backing up and recovering a mission-critical database. The good news is that RMAN is a tried-and-true backup and recovery tool. RMAN has been available since version 8.0. Many companies now use RMAN as their backup and recovery (B&R) solution. As a result, vast sources of RMAN information are available (websites, white papers, presentations, forums, user groups, and so on). This means you can usually find somebody else who has already encountered the problem you're facing.

For exampl/e, if you visit Oracle's RMAN technical forum website, you'll see that there have been thousands of postings for problems that DBAs have encountered. We can't ...

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