About RMAN Compatibility

Table B-1 describes the components of an RMAN environment. Each component has a release number associated with it.

Table B-1 Components of an RMAN Environment

Component Release Number Refers to ...

RMAN client

Version of RMAN client (displayed when you start RMAN)

Recovery catalog database

Version of Oracle Database

Recovery catalog schema in recovery catalog database

Version of RMAN client used to create the recovery catalog

Target database

Version of Oracle Database

Auxiliary database

Version of Oracle Database

For example, you can use a release 9.0.1 RMAN client with:

  • A release 9.0.1 target database

  • A release 9.0.1 auxiliary database

  • A release 8.1.7 recovery catalog database whose catalog tables were created with RMAN release 9.0.1