Cannot Change Backupset to Unavailable in RMAN

(Doc ID 2181211.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 16, 2016

Applies to:

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

Symptoms

 Trying to change a backup set to unavailable while connected to the recovery catalog does not change the status.  For example, you issue:   

RMAN> change backupset <bs key> unavailable;

Yes, list backup' still shows the status as available rather than changing it to unavailable.  I.e., the change command is not changing the status.  

Cause

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