I have skipped to step #6 of the plan in OCM 11G Planning (1):
Create a RMAN base recovery catalog in the REPOS database.
The procedure is in Creating a Recovery Catalog.
Create a Tablespace for the Recovery Catalog
create tablespace rman_catalog datafile '/opt/oracle/app/oradata/repos/rman_catalog01.dbf' size 100m autoextend on next 100m maxsize unlimited;
Create the Recovery Manager User
The password is suppressed for the
CREATE USER rman IDENTIFIED BY ******** TEMPORARY TABLESPACE temp DEFAULT TABLESPACE rman_catalog QUOTA UNLIMITED ON rman_catalog;
RMAN owns the recovery catalogue:
GRANT RECOVERY_CATALOG_OWNER TO rman;
Create the Base Recovery Catalog
This is the old-fashioned recovery catalog that is rebadged as a Base Recovery Catalog.
$ rman catalog rman@rman Recovery Manager: Release 126.96.36.199.0 - Production on Sat Nov 28 20:14:29 2009 Copyright (c) 1982, 2007, Oracle. All rights reserved. recovery catalog database Password: connected to recovery catalog database RMAN> create catalog; recovery catalog created