when using a recovery catalog is the following correct. After you have taken a full hat backup in archivelog mode I have wiped the hard dirve to test my recovery plan. I have the info in the recovery catalog, the backup file, and a backup of the control file. I reinstall Oracle 8.1.7, recreate the instance using the original scripts to the original locations. Now do I need to copy the backed up control file over the newly created control file or can I use the newly created ones?
Yes this is my problem, when I recreate the instance with the exact same scripts the recovery manager never sees that it is the same database because when I register the newly created instance it gets a new DBID, this is my problem and its very annoying.