RMAN-06900, RMAN-06901 And ORA-03135 Errors backing up to a USB disk device (Doc ID 604494.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 07, 2013

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 07-Oct-2013***


Symptoms

Receiving errors when doing an rman backup to a USB disk device:

RMAN-06900: WARNING: unable to generate V$RMAN_STATUS or V$RMAN_OUTPUT row
RMAN-06901: WARNING: disabling update of the V$RMAN_STATUS and V$RMAN_OUTPUT rows
ORACLE error from target database:
ORA-03135: connection lost contact


Changes

Backups were previously performed to traditional local filesystems or to NFS mounted storage, the USB disk device is newly acquired.

Cause

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