You can refresh a database in Data Director from an external backup database. This is also known as an in-place refresh.

Verify that you have Create database permissions within the database group in which you want to refresh the database.

Verify that you have Edit settings permissions within the database group in which you want to refresh the database.

1

Navigate to the organization whose database you want to refresh.

2

Click the Manage & Monitor tab.

3

Select the database group in which you want to refresh the database.

4

Click the Databases tab.

5

Right-click a database and select Refresh.

6

Enter the following information.

Field

Option

NFS share name

(Required) NFS share containing the RMAN backup of the source database.

Catalog start

Root folder that contains the RMAN backup set. This is the relative path to NFS Share. All backups under this directory are used for ingestion and refresh. For example, if the daily backups for a database are stored under a specific folder in the NFS share, catalog start should point to it.

Control file

(Required) Relative path to NFS Share. This is the control file used to restore the database. It is a control file backup that includes a copy of the control file and spfile.

Optional pfile

Custom pfile.

Refresh point

Select Most recent backup or specify a point in time for the ingestion. For a point in time ingestion, the backup set under the catalog start directory must include a level 1 incremental backup.

7

Click Refresh.

The database is refreshed, the original database is removed, and the database name (SID) of new database becomes the database name (SID) of the external backup database.