Recovery Manager(RMAN) is an Oracle Database client that performs backup  and recovery tasks on your databases and automates administration of your backup strategies.

It greatly simplifies backing up,restoring and recovering database files.

If you have backup files in non-FRA location  , you can catalog your backup using catalog start with command of RMAN.

Note : All backup pieces should be under one common location .

Login to rman :

Check backup available to rman using list backup :

we can see here , no backups are available to rman but I have physical backup available in d:\oracle\backup\DBTEST\ folder.

So using catalog start with command we can catalog that files to rman.

If you don’t want to get prompt for each file use noprompt

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