RMAN Backup Fails For Snapshot Controlfile File In Data Guard Environment

(Doc ID 1482014.1)

Last updated on APRIL 18, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.1.0 to 12.1.0.1 [Release 11.2 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 20-July-2015***


Symptoms

 

After executing a backup on standby site, sometimes,  the snapshot  controlfile is changed to the primary site configuration and next backup  fails with:

RMAN error  stack as below


RMAN-03009: failure of Control File and SPFILE Autobackup command on c1 channel at 05/22/2012 02:30:08
ORA-01580: error creating control backup file +DATA/gmfcdwp_tel/controlfile/snapcf_gmfcdwp.f
ORA-17502: ksfdcre:4 Failed to create file +DATA/gmfcdwp_tel/controlfile/snapcf_gmfcdwp.f
ORA-15173: entry 'gmfcdwp_tel' does not exist in directory '/'

Here DB_UNIQUE_NAME of primary DB is gmfcdwp_tel and DB_UNIQUE_NAME of standby is gmfcdwp_lvt.

Backups ran fine using catalog from standby site but sometimes while taking snapshot controlfile it fails saying directory doesn't exist .

 

 

Cause

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