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Deleting Obsolete Backups or Rman Backup Fails With RMAN-20020 : database incarnation not set (Doc ID 1208963.1)

Last updated on JULY 15, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud 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
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Rman backup or Delete obsolete fails with

RMAN-03015: error occurred in stored script abc
RMAN-03002: failure of delete command at 09/15/2010 04:05:41
RMAN-06004: ORACLE error from recovery catalog database:
RMAN-20020: database incarnation not set

If affects database version >=,,

There are multiple Catalog database schema's in Catalog database (9i, 10g and 11g)


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