We take nightly full backups of an 9i database using RMAN. We plan to ship the backup tapes tapes and archive logs to a remote site.
(We also use Dataguard between the two sites, but the question is not related to Dataguard).
Question: If I were to lose the entire primary site (fire), can I use the backup tapes without accessing to RMAN catalogue in the main site?
Do I need to install RMAN on the remote just to run a recovery?