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RDBPROD: RMU-W-USERCORRUPT Error During RMU Operations (Doc ID 65305.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 03, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Rdb Server on OpenVMS - Version 3.0 and later
HP OpenVMS VAX
HP OpenVMS Itanium
HP OpenVMS Alpha

Symptoms

When you perform an RMU/BACKUP, RMU/RESTORE, or RMU/VERIFY operation, the following warning message is displayed:

%RMU-W-USERCORRUPT, This database has been corrupted by bypassing the recovery process

When you perform an RMU/DUMP/HEADER of the database, the message appears as:

"Database has been corrupted by bypassing the recovery process"

This is a warning message, to alert you to the possibility that data in the database may be logically or physically incorrect because the RMU/ALTER operation has been used on the database to bypass a rollback operation.

This may have occurred if an RUJ file was deleted before it was rolled back, or if an RUJ file was corrupt and could not rollback.

The RMU message file definition shows:

    USERCORRUPT,  This database has been corrupted by bypassing the recovery
                  process.

    Explanation:  RMU/ALTER was used to enable access to this
                  database without performing the required recovery
                  procedure.  The database may contain structural and
                  logical inconsistencies.
     
    User Action:  Restore this database from a backup file created before
                  the corruption occurred.

Cause

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