RMAN backup fails with RMAN-03009 ORA-27046 (Doc ID 428524.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 21, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

+ Running either full database backup or a backup that includes datafile of SYSTEM tablespace
+ CONTROLFILE AUTOBACKUP is not configured
+ Backup fails with:

RMAN> backup tablespace system;

Starting backup at 22-APR-07
channel d1: starting full datafile backupset
channel d1: specifying datafile(s) in backupset
released channel: d1
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-03009: failure of backup command on d1 channel at 04/22/2007 21:07:37
ORA-27046: file size is not a multiple of logical block size
Additional information: 1

+ All datafiles come out clean when we run DBV on them

Cause

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