RMAN backup fails "Media id X for <bp> not stored as total length exceeds 65 characters" (Doc ID 1075786.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 27, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Server- Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.0.7 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

RMAN backup to tape keeps failing over to the next sbt channel till eventually all channels are exhausted and backup fails:

RMAN-03009: failure of backup command on t5 channel at 12/08/2009 23:34:42
ORA-03114: not connected to ORACLE
ORA-03113: end-of-file on communication channel
channel t5 disabled, job failed on it will be run on another channel
RMAN-03009: failure of backup command on t4 channel at 12/09/2009 00:58:51
ORA-00039: error during periodic action
channel t4 disabled, job failed on it will be run on another channel
...etc

 
Alert log is littered with the followin messages:

Media id VT0011 for VnC_NOCOMP_0V_okl0csd7 not stored as total length exceeds 65 characters
Media id VT0014 for VnC_NOCOMP_0V_okl0csd7 not stored as total length exceeds 65 characters
Media id VT0015 for VnC_NOCOMP_0V_okl0csd7 not stored as total length exceeds 65 characters
Media id VT0020 for VnC_NOCOMP_0V_okl0csd7 not stored as total length exceeds 65 characters
..etc

 
And eventually the backup fails:

Exception [type: SIGBUS, Invalid address alignment] [ADDR:0xFFFF565430313239] [PC:0x105D87308, kghfrf()+744]
Errors in file /u01/app/oracle/diag/rdbms/vnc/VnC4/trace/VnC4_ora_22934.trc (incident=112545):
ORA-07445: exception encountered: core dump [kghfrf()+744] [SIGBUS] [ADDR:0xFFFF565430313239] [PC:0x105D87308] [Invalid address alignment] []
..
ORA-00600: internal error code, arguments: [kghfrmrg:nxt], [0xFFFFFFFF76244DD0], [], [], [], [], [], [], [], [], [], []

 

Cause

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