The last step before open the database is recover database until cancel;Since its cold backup and if you've to open the database without doing recovery ,perform false recovery,step below.
Second name is shutdown immediate is shutdown database clearly, means if database shutting down with immediate then all online redo logs applied to database and cleared.Do you mean I did not require to backup the redo log and perform the command of "recover database;" at all if I issued the shutdown immediate?
you not need backup any online redo log files. After restore cold backup you not need create any online redo log again. Becouse oracle create all redo log files >automatically when database opened.
jgarry wrote:Absolutely true according to my experience. Loosing the work of a payed developer is just as bad as loosing the work of a production system and may even be worse because it may not be possible to re-enter missing data into the system.
Edit: And never forget, those test databases are some developers production.