This illustration depicts recovery through a RESETLOGS operation. Database prod1 is represented on a timeline. At time t2 a media failure occurs. You restore a backup from time t0 and recover it up until time t1, at which point you open with the RESETLOGS option. A new timeline is shown beginning at time t1. Then, you suffer another media failure at time t3 in this new database incarnation. You are forced to restore the original backup from time t0. The sequence of events is explained in the following text.