Rman Duplicate For Standby Fails with ORA-01121 (Doc ID 1553866.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 27, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 A RMAN Duplicate Target Database for Standby fails with the following errors despite all files from previous standby having been deleted:

RMAN-03002: failure of Duplicate Db command at 04/25/2013 14:57:56
RMAN-05501: aborting duplication of target database
RMAN-03015: error occurred in stored script Memory Script
RMAN-03009: failure of switch command on clone_default channel at 04/25/2013 14:57:56
ORA-01121: cannot rename database file 1 - file is in use or recovery
ORA-01110: data file 1: '/oracle04/data/VSMHE1/system.dbf001'

Cause

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