RMAN Backup Fails For Snapshot Controlfile File In Data Guard Environment
(Doc ID 1482014.1)
Last updated on FEBRUARY 14, 2019
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 220.127.116.11.0 to 18.104.22.168 [Release 11.2 to 12.1]
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 Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 20-July-2015***
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 <path>/snapcf_xxxxx.f
ORA-17502: ksfdcre:4 Failed to create file <path>/snapcf_xxxxx.f
ORA-15173: entry 'xxxxx_zzz does not exist in directory '/'
Here DB_UNIQUE_NAME of primary DB is xxxxx_yyy and DB_UNIQUE_NAME of standby is xxxxx_zzz.
Backups ran fine using catalog from standby site but sometimes while taking snapshot controlfile it fails saying directory doesn't exist .
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