RMAN Backup Suddenly Stopped / Hanged with message: RMAN-08606: WARNING: The change tracking file is invalid. (Doc ID 2173783.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 29, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

RMAN backup suddenly stopped / hanged:
[2016.07.13 20:09:37] RMAN input datafile file number=00053 name=+DATA/tts_copy/tts_dbf_files/tts_fvt_indx_auto.dbf
[2016.07.13 20:09:37] RMAN channel ORA_DISK_5: starting piece 1 at 2016-JUL-13 20:09:37
[2016.07.13 20:11:02] RMAN RMAN-08606: WARNING: The change tracking file is invalid.              >>> Key Error Message
This backup actually never finished up to now.


Cause

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