This illustration describes performing media recovery using RMAN, with the RMAN client connected to a recovery catalog and a control file for RMAN repository data. A database administrator issues the following commands:
RESTORE DATABASE; RECOVER DATABASE;
RMAN uses the record of backups in the repository to determine that the following tasks must be performed:
Restore backup sets 1 and 2
Apply incremental backup set 5
Apply redo from archived redo log file 7
RMAN then starts a server session on the target instance, which performs the tasks.