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

Last updated on MARCH 09, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.0.7 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A 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 <id> for <backuppiece name> not stored as total length exceeds 65 characters
Media id <id> for <backuppiece name> not stored as total length exceeds 65 characters
Media id <id> for <backuppiece name> not stored as total length exceeds 65 characters
Media id <id> for <backuppiece name> 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 /<path>/diag/rdbms/<db_name>/<oracle_sid>/trace/<oracle_sid>_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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