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Rman recovery of Offine datafiles not handled (Doc ID 2501469.1)

Last updated on APRIL 17, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.2 to 12.1]
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For the purposes of this document, the following fictitious environment is used as an example
to describe the procedure:

Disk Group Name = +DATA


Performing RMAN restore recovery tests on a recovery server  with Oracle and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.5.

Launching a recovery on July 2, 2018 and everything goes fine until the recovery fails:
Oracle Error:
ORA-01547: warning: RECOVER succeeded but OPEN RESETLOGS would get error below
ORA-01152: file 1 was not restored from a sufficiently old backup
ORA-01110: data file 1: '+DATA/......
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-03002: failure of recover command at 01/17/2019 11:15:06
RMAN-20506: no backup of archived log found
RMAN-06053: unable to perform media recovery because of missing log
RMAN-06025: no backup of archived log for thread 1 with sequence 64805 and starting SCN of 319261660369 found to restore

the strange thing is that if we review this "archive" it is February:

RMAN> list backup of archivelog sequence 64805 thread 1;
List of Backup Sets
BS Key Size Device Type Elapsed Time Completion Time
------- ---------- ----------- ------------ ---------------
8997161 31.50M SBT_TAPE 00:00:02 13-FEB-18
   Key: 8997310 Status: AVAILABLE Compressed: NO Tag: TAG20180213T001928
  Handle: <HANDLE> Media:XXXXXX
 List of Archived Logs in backup set 8997161
 Thrd Seq Low SCN Low Time Next SCN Next Time
 ---- ------- ---------- --------- ---------- ---------
 1 64805 319261660369 12-FEB-18 319261678536 12-FEB-18

Its looking for old logs and fails


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