Thanks,to you both, I'll read the doc completely when I'll be less busy
I know why I got confused, this is from the user's guide
Oracle records an archived log in
the control file whenever one of the following occurs:
n The archiver process archives a redo log
n RMAN restores an archived log
n The RMAN COPY command copies a log
n The RMAN CATALOG command catalogs a user-managed backup of an
" ... nothing to do with the catalog!
Also, that's good to see about the 9i enhancements on the metalink doc.
One last question : how often do you resync ? Twice a day ?
If there is no solution, it is because there is no problem - Shadok -