Now I would like to take this backup to a server that already is running the same version software (18.104.22.168) but I have never done this before and have some questions...
RMAN> backup full as compressed backupset database plus archivelog delete input;
You only need to move the backup files.
RMAN>CONFIGURE CONTROLFILE AUTOBACKUP ON;
CONFIGURE CONTROLFILE AUTOBACKUP ON;
h3. Thanks Levi!
RMAN> backup full as compressed backupset database include current controlfile plus archivelog delete input;
So basically I need to move then which files over to the new server. The new server has Oracle 11g R2 installed but I've installed the database software only. I did not run DBCA utility to create the backup systems 1st database / schema. My other question is with that being said, do I need to run DBCA if I'm going to restore this machine from a backup from my production server?
RMAN> show all; using target database control file instead of recovery catalog RMAN configuration parameters for database with db_unique_name ORCL are: CONFIGURE RETENTION POLICY TO REDUNDANCY 1; # default CONFIGURE BACKUP OPTIMIZATION OFF; # default CONFIGURE DEFAULT DEVICE TYPE TO DISK; # default CONFIGURE CONTROLFILE AUTOBACKUP ON;