RMAN restore fails with ORA-01180: can not create datafile 1
(Doc ID 1265151.1)
Last updated on AUGUST 02, 2019
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 188.8.131.52 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.
***Checked for relevance on 16-Apr-2014***
RMAN restore fails with errors like the following:
This error can happen for any datafiles. However, it is a major concern if it is datafile 1. Datafile 1 is the system datafile. It cannot be CREATED during an RMAN restore. It must RESTORED from a backup. Therefore we must look to see why it cannot be restored in the first place.
Often the error is not a problem with RMAN unable to write to the destination drive as one might think by looking at the error message "can not create datafile 1".
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