Restore and recover Pluggable Database (PDB) from rman backup.

Introduction: –

Before restoration and recovery of PDB (Pluggable database), we need to ensure that valid rman backup available. Here we will cover restore and recover pluggable database. We can restore using restore pluggable database PDBORCL1;

Steps to restore and recover pluggable database.

We have already discussed the same in another post. Please check here for more information regarding RMAN Backup.

How to Start the database in nomount.

$sqlplus / as sysdba

SQL>startup nomount pfile='/home/oracle/ora12c/dbs/orcl.pfile';

RMAN> restore controlfile from '/backup01/rmanbkp/*****';

SQL>alter database mount;

Steps to restore the database.


Now we will restore the database.

$RMAN target sysbackup/*****@PDBORCL1

Connected to target database: ORA12CP (DBID=1429060559, not open)

RMAN> run {

 allocate channel ‘dev_0’ type ‘sbt_tape’
 parms ‘SBT_LIBRARY=/opt/omni/lib/,ENV=(OB2BARTYPE=Oracle8,OB2APPNAME=ORA12cP,OB2BARLIST=1498520660,’;

 restore pluggable database PDBORCL1;
 recover pluggable database PDBORCL2;



Note: – If datafile destination different as compare to source database. Use SET NEWNAME FOR                     DATAFILE  and then use SWITCH DATAFILE ALL. Pls check here for more information.



Before execute resetlogs , need to update redologfiles and tempfiles. For more info check here.


SQL> alter database open resetlogs;

Run below to check the status of Pluggable Database(PDB).

SQL> select name,open_mode from v$pdbs;


To open all pluggable database.

SQL>alter pluggable database all open;



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