RMAN Catalog Start with'<>' Failed with no files found and RMAN-06571 (Doc ID 1315732.1)

Last updated on APRIL 26, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.2 [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

During RMAN restore of RMAN incremental backup to roll forward standby database in case of huge GAP.

RMAN> catalog start with 'u01';

using target database control file instead of recovery catalog
searching for all files that match the pattern u01
no files found to be unknown to the database.

Also,

RMAN> switch database to copy;

RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-03002: failure of switch to copy command at 07/18/2011 23:41:05
RMAN-06571: datafile 6 does not have recoverable copy

NOTE : For both case the soft link is an issue.

Cause

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