I remember I open one the thread in here about RMAN b/c I had some issues with RMAN. Any way, the question is "can we have RMAN catalog on diffrent server with the target database???" From what I know, when I had problem with RMAN, one of the peers advise that my problem was RMAN recovery catalog is on diiferent server with my target database which was right b/c I moved RMAN to the same server and it worked ok. I am reading RMAN 9i book now, and it said I can have RMAN on on the administrator desptop which is different location with the target database.
Hi you can have RMAN on a different location (server) from the target.
But you have to pay attention to your backup destinations.
If disks : The proper volumes/partitions need to be mounted on the target server.
If tape : the tape device need to be attached to that machine.
Hope that I made it clear despite my broken english.
Originally posted by DaPi I'd much prefer to have target and catalog on different servers. In my case I'm thinking of having them in different cities! (Is that paranoia?)
I don't believe that their is a big bandwith issue as the datas are kackup locally, I mean to devices (disks or tapes) attached to the target.
But if you need much security have you ever think about using RMAN to build a stand-by database ???
As I said it's (ancient) history - the standby was first created under 7.3.4. I put together a bunch of scripts & instructions which have been used ever since - with B&R, using tried & tested methods gives a nice warm secure feeling - worked when re-establishing under 8 and 8i.
From what I read, any kind of "approved" backup will do - basically as long as a RECOVER command will work on it.