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ORA-19690 ORA-19870 during rman recovery (Doc ID 1424933.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 30, 2022

Applies to:

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


Need to abort an 11g upgrade by restoring the database from the 10g backup taken before the upgrade.

The datafiles have been restored completed successfully in 10g but recovery is failing with the following errors:

ORA-19870: error reading backup <backuppiece_name>
ORA-19690: backup piece release incompatible with Oracle release

When database's pfile compatible parameter is set to, the above errors for archivelogs are reported.

When the compatible is set to 10.2.0, the following errors for control file are reported:

SQL> startup mount
ORACLE instance started.

Total System Global Area 4865392640 bytes
Fixed Size                  2090528 bytes
Variable Size            2701134304 bytes
Database Buffers         2147483648 bytes
Redo Buffers               14684160 bytes
ORA-00201: control file version incompatible with ORACLE version
ORA-00202: control file:
'<+asm disk path>/<controlfile_name>'


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