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ORA-38780 Unable To Drop Restore Point (Doc ID 2442149.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 10, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 12.1 to 18]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The query below showed there isn't a restore point in the database controlfile.

SQL> select * from v$restore_point;

no rows selected

But the restore point BEFORE_UPDATE_20180810 exists in the RMAN catalog database. There is an inconsistency between the database and RMAN catalog database.

RMAN> list restore point all;

SCN RSP Time Type Time Name

---------------- --------- ---------- --------- ----
13682114514394 10-AUG-18 BEFORE_UPDATE_20180810


RMAN> drop restore point BEFORE_UPDATE_20180810;

RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-03002: failure of sql statement command at 08/10/2018 16:38:09
ORA-38780: Restore point 'BEFORE_UPDATE_20180810' does not exist.


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