Encountered RMAN-03002 and RMAN-06091 when Deleting Obsolete Backups (Doc ID 567555.1)

Last updated on MAY 24, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.2 [Release 9.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 22-Sep-2014***


Symptoms

When attempting to delete obsolete backups from RMAN using the following command:

RMAN> delete obsolete;

the following error occurs:

RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-03002: failure of delete command at 05/07/2008 22:04:21
RMAN-06091: no channel allocated for maintenance (of an appropriate type)

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Cause

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