|Oracle® Database Recovery Manager Reference
10g Release 1 (10.1)
Part Number B10770-02
To upgrade the recovery catalog schema from an older version to the version required by the RMAN executable. For example, if you use a release 8.0 recovery catalog with a release 8.1 version of RMAN, then you must upgrade the catalog.
CATALOG does not run scripts to perform the upgrade. Instead, RMAN sends various SQL DDL statements to the recovery catalog to update the recovery catalog schema with new tables, views, columns, and so forth.
UPGRADEcommand twice in a row to confirm the upgrade.
This example connects to recovery catalog database
recdb at the operating system command line and then upgrades it to a more current version:
% rman CATALOG rcat/rcat@recdb connected to recovery catalog database PL/SQL package rcat.DBMS_RCVCAT version 08.00.04 in RCVCAT database is too old RMAN> UPGRADE CATALOG recovery catalog owner is rcat enter UPGRADE CATALOG command again to confirm catalog upgrade RMAN> UPGRADE CATALOG recovery catalog upgraded to version 09.00.01 DBMS_RCVMAN package upgraded to version 09.00.01 DBMS_RCVCAT package upgraded to version 09.00.01