My database operates in ARCHIVELOG mode. I took Cold backup (datafiles, control files and redo log files) at Monday night. On Tuesday, My system had media failure, I lost all files but all archive log files from last cold backup still remain.
How can I recover database until time of failure from Cold backup and archive log files?
How to apply archive log files to cold backup?
Please let me elaborate Dave's process which is just fine.
1.0 Restore Cold Backup
2.0 Recover Database
2.1 sqlplus /nolog
2.2 conn sys as sysdba
2.3 startup mount
2.4 recover database using backup controlfile until cancel;
2.5 Apply your logs
2.7 alter database open resetlogs;
2.10 Send a Thank you note to Dave
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