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Perform tablespace recovery with RMAN

Recovery Manager tip #5 from "30 tips in 30 minutes," brought to you by the IOUG.

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RMAN will perform a tablespace point in time recovery with just a few simple commands. Connect to the target database, the catalog schema and auxiliary instance. Run these commands to recover the USERS tablespace up to (but not including) time 15:34:38 on July 22:

run {
   set command id to 'Perform TSPITR';
   set until time "to_date('22-JUL-2002 15:34:38,
                           'DD-MON-YYYY HH24:MI:SS')";
   allocate clone channel d1 type disk;
   recover tablespace users;
For more details: see chapter 17 of "Oracle backup and recovery 101."

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About the author: Kenny Smith has been working with Oracle technology on HP servers for over a decade. He specializes in Oracle database architecture, database administration and development. He has presented at numerous Oracle conferences on two continents. He has published many articles describing Oracle solutions and has co-authored "Oracle backup and recovery 101" from Oracle Press.

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