Restore particular tables from RMAN backup

Posted on 2013-01-22
Last Modified: 2013-01-22
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Is there a better/easy way of restoring particular tables from RMAN backup. The DB size is over a TB.

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I mean restore/recovering particular tables.
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) earned 500 total points
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I don't know a way to recover a specific table from an RMAN backup.  RMAN is sort of an all or nothing recovery tool.

Now from a theoretical exercise, to recover a dropped/truncated table, you might be aboe to use FLASHBACK to recover it.

Short of that, I believe you will need to recover your database to a different server, grab the tables and move them over to the original.
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<< Short of that, I believe you will need to recover your database to a different server, grab the tables and move them over to the original.

Thanks Slightwv.  I wanted to find out is there an easy way to do this. If not I've to restore the whole DB.
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
ID: 38806989
Maybe another Expert knows some trick.

I assume these are old tables that has been around for a while?

If not, you might be able to just use the backed up archived redo files and use log miner to re-create them.
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In metalink they're talking about RMAN tablespace point in time recovery. I'm looking into this now.
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