ORA-17506: I/O Error Simulation when backup controlfile (Doc ID 1941878.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When attempting to backup the controlfile and is receiving the following error.

ERROR
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SQL> alter database backup controlfile to '/u21/oradata/control01.ctl';
alter database backup controlfile to '/u21/oradata/control01.ctl'
*
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-01587: error during control file backup file copy
ORA-00202: control file: '/u21/oradata/control01.ctl'
ORA-17506: I/O Error Simulation

Cause

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