hi guys,
let's say i have a database registered in the recovery catalog, and i had my backups of this database's datafiles, controlfiles and archive log files (the database is in archive log mode), but suddenly a media failure occurred and the hard disk is useless.
now my question is: can i use another machine to re create the database and apply the backups that belong to the old database? (my guess is no, but i just want to make sure).

i say no because the backups are taken from a different database (with a different DBID).

if no is the answer, then what can we do in such a case? when the whole hard disk is crashed (don't tell me about Raid, we can't afford it).

Thanks in advance.