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RMAN validate fails with ORA-19602: cannot backup or copy active file in NOARCHIVELOG mode (Doc ID 1501927.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 05, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.2]
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10g database is running in NOARCHIVELOG mode. We need to check for corruptions so the database was brought down and mounted but RMAN validate failed with the below errors:


$ rman target /

Recovery Manager: Release - Production on Mon Oct 29 13:20:37 2012

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connected to target database: ORA102 (DBID=400119926, not open)

RMAN> backup validate check logical database;

Starting backup at 29 OCT 2012 13:20:43
using target database control file instead of recovery catalog
allocated channel: ORA_DISK_1
channel ORA_DISK_1: sid=155 devtype=DISK
channel ORA_DISK_1: starting full datafile backupset
channel ORA_DISK_1: specifying datafile(s) in backupset
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-03009: failure of backup command on ORA_DISK_1 channel at 10/29/2012 13:20:44
ORA-19602: cannot backup or copy active file in NOARCHIVELOG mode




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