What is a recovery catalog?

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  • Recovery catalog is an inventory of backup taken by RMAN for the database.
  • Recovery catalog can be setup another server that can be act as a central recovery catelog.
  • The size of the recovery catalog schema depends upon the number of databases monitored by the catalog.
  • It is used to restore a physical backup, reconstruct it, and make it available to the oracle server.
  • RMAN can be used without recovery catalog.
  • Recovery catalog also holds RMAN stored scripts
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