RMAN returns ORA-12703 and/or ORA-29275 (Doc ID 1608766.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 13, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 to 12.1.0.1 [Release 9.2 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

 While using a recovery catalog with RMAN and during a backup this error:

  RMAN-03002: failure of show command at ....
  RMAN-03014: implicit resync of recovery catalog failed
  RMAN-03009: failure of partial resync command on default channel at ...
  ORA-12703: this character set conversion is not supported

or this:


  RMAN> resync catalog;

  starting full resync of recovery catalog
  RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
  RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
  RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
  RMAN-03009: failure of resync command on default channel at ....
  ORA-29275: partial multibyte character

Cause

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