ORA-27211: Failed To Load Media Management Library With EMC DD BOOST (Doc ID 2096327.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 31, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

We are using third party backup product EMC DD BOOST. I am able to successfully backup the database ONLY if I set database parameter BACKUP_TAPE_IO_SLAVES=FALSE.

The vendor wants us to set the parameter to TRUE, but when I do this the backup fails with the following message:
RMAN-03009: failure of allocate command on ch01 channel at 08/12/2015 10:15:12
ORA-19554: error allocating device, device type: SBT_TAPE, device name:
ORA-27211: Failed to load Media Management Library
Additional information: 3978

Cause

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