RMAN backup faling with ORA-02396: exceeded maximum idle time, please connect again (Doc ID 1446182.1)

Last updated on MARCH 06, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Rman backup database plus archivelog is failing with the following error:

RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-03002: failure of backup plus archivelog command at 03/26/2012 00:19:36
RMAN-03014: implicit resync of recovery catalog failed
RMAN-06004: ORACLE error from recovery catalog database: ORA-02396: exceeded maximum idle time, please connect again
ORACLE error from recovery catalog database: ORA-01012: not logged on
Process ID: 4060
Session ID: 24 Serial number: 23229

Cause

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