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"ORA-19715: invalid format b for generated name" when duplicate is attempted with set newname "..%b" (Doc ID 2771480.1)

Last updated on MAY 10, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Error 19715 when all below are TRUE,

1. RMAN duplicate using recovery catalog

          DUPLICATE TARGET DATABASE TO <DB_NAME> ....

2. Intended duplicate site information exists in "list db_unique_name of database" commands output which is stale (most probably we see it as STANDBY). Please note that unless specified "db_unique_name" is same "db_name". Hence, <DB_NAME> we see in above duplicate command will be part of below listed command as <DB_UNIQUE_NAME_2>

          $rman catalog <recovery catalog owner>/<password>@<tns string>
          RMAN> set dbid <DBID>;
          RMAN> list db_unique_name of database;

          Example:

            List of Databases
            DB Key DB Name DB ID Database Role Db_unique_name
            ------- ------- ----------------- --------------- ------------------
           <db_key_1> <DB_NAME> <DBID> PRIMARY <DB_UNIQUE_NAME_1>
           <db_key_2> <DB_NAME> <DBID> STANDBY <DB_UNIQUE_NAME_2>

 

3. Clause "set newname" is used with format '%b'.      

  set newname for database to '<patth>/%b';

 

Cause

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