Restore of controlfile autobackup using LiteSpeed (tape) fails with RMAN-06172 (Doc ID 2021758.1)

Last updated on JUNE 23, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.0.7 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 11.1 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The instance is nomounted, the "set dbid xxxxxxxxx" command was issued, you are trying to restore a controlfile from a RMAN backup, a backup which was written to LiteSpeed, but the restore fails with RMAN-06172 as follows:

RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-03002: failure of restore command at ...
RMAN-06172: no AUTOBACKUP found or specified handle is not a valid copy or piece

Cause

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