As part of a QA process I am restoring a Rac database. Rman as a back-up recovery that has been around some time now (I started working with it as from Oracle 8) will be used for it. Even though I am aware of debates that this could be done much easier via the Gui I am still tempted to use command line ( scripting for it). This is the general information about the environment where this will happen today: The 2 Instance Rac Database is on Linux servers on two nodes. Backups are performed to tape directly using Rman. We are using Networker for that. The environment i am working with is a 220.127.116.11 with ASM. As part of sharing information below are the steps I performed with some add-on comment.