So this is an rman question? Whether or not you use a repository for rman, backup information gets kept in the control file. The amount of information depends the setting of control_file_record_keep_time in the database.
Well i think the question was totally misunderstood by you...My question was purely RMAN question..well let me ask it again
While we are using catalog database we can use catalog command to register a file into RMAN catalog.
My question is wheteher there is similar way to register the files into control file.
Well say suppose the file is backup of archivelog taken by rman.How to register it??????????????
While crosscheck will check to see which backups are still available, what files exactly do you want to register into the RMAN catalog? You still leave me with the impression that you don't yet completely understand RMAN.
Well gandolf theres no point in arguing whether i know rman or not....I am 100% sure and with confidence i say that you havent understood my question....I will explain once again
I have backup of archive log taken by rman and say that its name is rman_arch_back*
ad say i took it on 1st of June.I am not using Recovery catalog...
Suppose on July 1st i want to recover database till June 1st 2:00PM then i need to restore 30th May backup so the control file restored will be of 30th>Now i need to register rman_arch_back* to recover till June 1st 2:00PM .....how can be this done..???
Even i know that you can register a single archive log file by the command which you mentioned but what i am asking is how to register a file if it is backup of achivelog taken by RMAN...i hope you are able to get what i am trying to convey....
hanji this will work..
Actually u r confusing the "catalog" word in the command with recovery catalog.
U r probably thinking that the when we r cataloging an OS backed datafile or archivelog, then we must have recovery catalog. But this is not the case. When we catalog a datafile or archivelog, then such information is first stored in controlfile and is then propagated to recovery catalog.