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RMAN-06004: Oracle Error From Recovery Catalog Database: ORA-20153: Unable To Drop The VPD Protecti (Doc ID 2655613.1)

Last updated on APRIL 17, 2023

Applies to:

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


NOTE: In the images and/or the document content below, the user information and environment data used represents fictitious data from the
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For the purposes of this document, the following fictitious environment is used as an example to describe the procedure:

RMAN catalog schema:  RMAN
PDB Service Name Containing RMAN Catalog:  PDB_18C


After the DB upgrade RMAN throwing error ORA-20153: Unable to drop the VPD protection policies!

The in-house test case resulted in a different error than that reported by the customer.   The customer reported that although '?/rdbms/admin/dbmsrmanvpc.sql -vpd RMAN' was executed repeatedly, the error continued to occur suggesting it be executed.  In other words, above error would re-occur even though  the dbmsrmanvpc.sql was executed as instructed. 


Database was upgraded requiring RMAN catalog to also be upgraded.


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