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Where RMAN keeps information of backups if you are using RMAN without Catalog?

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  • Oct 14th, 2008


the difference is only, who maintains the backup records like,
when is the last successful backup, incremental, differential,etc.,

In CATALOG mode, another database (TARGET database) stores all the information.
In NOCATALOG mode, controlfile of Target database is responsible.


  • Aug 8th, 2011

RMAN keeps the backup information in control file if we using RMAN w/o catalog.

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nasar khan

  • Nov 26th, 2013

in this case. all the information of back set will b in controlfile only. and all backup pieces will get stored in $ORACLE_HOME/dbs. if we didn't configured FRA.

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  • Aug 29th, 2014

RMAN keeps backup information in the control file of the target database(the database which will be backed up)

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pankaj kumar

  • Sep 3rd, 2014

In nocatalog, mode all information stored in reusable section of control file

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Nisha Srivastava

  • Nov 10th, 2014

By Default RMAN Stores all the Backup information to
Target Database Control file.

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  • Jul 13th, 2017

In Reusable Section of Control File

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