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Including OS files in cold RMAN backup

During a cold RMAN backup can I include OS files? The app is a document management app that has docs in the database and on an OS file system.

During a cold RMAN backup can I include OS files? The app is a document management app that has docs in the database and on an OS file system.
RMAN reads the control file to know what to back up. Since OS files are not noted in the database's control files, RMAN will not be able to back these files up.
This was first published in November 2006

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