You can use BR*Tools for Oracle to perform a complete database recovery. BRRECOVER performs the recovery.
This section discusses how to perform a complete database recovery.
For more information about how to approach a complete database recovery, see Complete Database Recovery.
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  • Make sure you have set the necessary BRRECOVER parameters in the initialization profile, because BRTOOLS uses these when it calls BRRECOVER.
  • BRRECOVER calls BRRESTORE as necessary to perform restore functions.
  • BRRECOVER calls SQLPLUS as necessary to apply offline redo log files.


  1. You start BRGUI or BRTOOLS.
  2. You choose  Restore and recovery  Complete database recovery  .
    You can do one of the following:
    • Set the required entries now and run the recovery in unattended mode
    • Wait for BRRECOVER to prompt you during the recovery, that is, run the recovery in attended mode
    Recommendation Recommendation
    We recommend you to run the recovery in attended mode.
    End of the recommendation.
  3. If you want to run the recovery in unattended mode, you select force in Confirmation mode (confirm).
  4. To start the recovery, you choose Continue.
    BRRECOVER starts the recovery. You perform the following steps with BRRECOVER.
    Note Note
    If you are using attended mode, BRRECOVER guides you through the recovery, prompting you as necessary.
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  5. You check the status of the database files.
  6. You select database backups.
  7. You restore data files.
  8. If required, you restore and apply an incremental backup.
  9. You restore and apply the online redo log – that is, archivelog – files.
  10. You open the database.
  11. You check the results in the BRRECOVER and BRRESTORE logs:
    • BRRECOVER logs:
      • The summary log recov.log displays the return code.
      • The detail log v.crv displays the progress.
    • BRRESTORE logs for the restore functions:
      • The summary log rest.log displays the return code
      • The detail log r. displays the progress.
    For more information about how to view the logs, see Showing Logs with BR*Tools.

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