Oracle Restores


A database restore might be necessary when the data area or the log area is damaged, to recover from a logical error, or to copy the database.

Oracle restores consist of the following main categories:

  • Full database restore: This is an in-place or out-of-place restore of all database files, the control file, and the server parameter file.

  • Database subset: This is a combination of a restore of any of the following files:

    • Archive logs

    • Oracle control file

    • Database archived redo logs