Restoring an Oracle Database to a Different Location (Out of Place)

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You can restore the following data:

  • The database and control file

  • The database

  • The control file

  • Individual tablespaces and the control file

  • Individual tablespaces

You can restore the database to an instance with the same name as the source instance, on a different client.

After the restore, you can recover the database to a point other than the current time, if the current database is inconsistent.

When you choose the option to recover from the latest backup time or from the latest System Change Number (SCN) with a secondary copy, the software only considers the time or SCN from the latest job available on the secondary copy, even when the primary copy or other copies have a more recent backup job.

You can watch a video about performing a basic Oracle restore.

Procedure

  1. From the navigation pane, go to Protect > Databases.

    The Instances page appears.

  2. Click the instance.

    The instance page appears.

  3. On the Overview tab, in the Recovery points section, select the backup to restore, and then click Restore.

    The Backup content page appears.

  4. Select the data that you want to restore, and then click Restore.

    The Restore options dialog box appears.

  5. Select the Out of place tab.

  6. From the Destination server list, select the destination host.

  7. From the Destination instance list, select the destination instance.

  8. To change the number of streams used for the restore operation, in the Number of streams box, type the number of streams to use.

  9. To specify an alternate directory to restore the database or individual table spaces into, do the following:

    1. Click Redirect.

      The Redirect path options dialog box appears.

    2. To redirect the database, click Database, and then enter the full path for the new location of the database.

    3. To redirect individual tablespaces and datafiles, click Tablespaces and datafiles. For each tablespace that you want to redirect:

      1. Expand the tablespace.

      2. In the Datafiles box, change the path to the new location.

    4. To redirect the online redo logs, move the Online redo logs toggle key to the right, and then enter the full path for the new location.

    5. Click Save.

  10. Select the data that you want to restore:

    • To restore the database or individual tablespaces, select the Database check box and clear the Control file check box.

    • To restore the control file, clear the Database check box and select the Control file check box.

    • To restore the SP file, clear the Database check box and select the SP File check box.

    • To restore the log files, clear the Database check box.

  11. Select the database Recover to option. These options control how the archive files are applied to the data files.

    • To recover to the latest backup job completion time, select Most recent backup.

    • To recover the database to the current time, select Current time.

    • To recover to a point-in-time, select Point in time, and then enter the date and time.

    • To recover to a System Change Number, select SCN, and then enter the SCN.

      The System Change Number (SCN) tracks the timing of transactions in the Oracle database. The SCNs are stored in the control files and the datafile headers. You can recover the database to the last existing SCN number in the control file, which is the last consistent database state.

  12. If you want to mask the data on the destination, select the Mask sensitive data check box, and then from the Data masking policy list, select the data masking policy.

  13. Click Submit.