Restore database using RMAN backup

Hi,
 
 I have an RMAN backups from one database, and i want to recover it to another database that is in a different host.

  a) The source database is version 10.2.0.3, but the target is 10.2.0.4 .  How can i change the compatibility back to 10.2.0.3 of the target database ?

  b) The RMAN files are located at P:\rman_files  and the source and target database have the same name but different DBID ,     what will be the steps for doing the recovery ?

Thanks.
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joe_echavarriaDatabase AdministratorAsked:
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
As far as the restore goes, check out this previous question:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Database/Oracle/Q_28385857.html

There are many links and papers out there on restoring an RMAN backup to a different server.

To make the 10.2.0.4 database 'behave' like 10.2.0.3 should be setting the compatible spfile parameter.


What I'm not sure about is restoring to a differ version.  In theory it should work as long as you ran the upgrade script just like you would when upgrading from one version to another.

I cannot find anything that says definitively that it will or will not work.

I would set up a test machine with 10.2.0.4 and try a recovery.

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Geert GOracle dbaCommented:
target ? is your oracle home version ?
you'll have to open upgrade to actually get it open after restore

otherwise create an oracle 10.2.0.3 home
if you don't have the installs you'll have to file an SR with oracle to get them

technically you could upgrade it to 11.2
the real question is ... why do you need to restore it to that 10.2 version ?
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