Re: Autobackup not found by RMAN
That's because you had overiden the default autobackup format in the
persistent configuration ('cf_%F').
And now RMAN is asking the media manager to restore the spfile from
pieces with the default format '%F' and none can be found.
AFAIK you can't specify an alternate autobackup format upon restore
(the instance is not mounted, you can not create a persistent
configuration, at least with 9i). So in your case you may have to
'manually' specify the autobackup to restore by using "FROM
If you find a better solution please let us know.