-a|-archive|-a1|-archive1

This BRRESTORE command option restores offline redo log files from the first copy.

Input syntax: -a|-archive|-a1|-archive1 [<DBSID>,]<log_no>[=<rest_dest>]|[<DBSID>,]<log_no1>-<log_no2>[=<rest_dest>]|[<DBSID>,]<log_no_list>[<rest_dest>]

Default value: No restore of archived redo log files.

If you use this option, BRRESTORE checks the BRARCHIVE summary log to see which volume contains the required archived redo log files (in this case, the first copy of the offline redo log files). Mount the requested volume in the backup device and enter cont to confirm that you want to start the restore.

You can also use this option when you restore archived redo log files from a disk.

·        <DBSID>: Database instance ID. Must be specified only for Oracle Parallel Server (OPS).

·        <log_no>: Log sequence number to specify the requested first copy of the offline redo log files.

·        <log_no1>-<log_no2>: Log sequence number interval to specify the requested first copies of the offline redo log files.

·        <rest_dest>: The restore directory where the archived redo log files will be restored.  If you do not specify a directory, the archiving directory (<SAPDATA_HOME>/oraarch) is selected. If you specify “==” this redirects all restored offline redo log files.

·        <log_no_list>: You can combine any specifications for the log sequence intervals.  Separate the individual names with commas. Do not use blanks.

Under certain circumstances, you can restore archived redo log files from several volumes simultaneously, in parallel. See Restoring Files.