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RMAN Backup Controlfile Fails With RMAN-03009 ORA-01580 ORA-27044 (Doc ID 737877.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 21, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
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Controlfile backup using RMAN fails with below errors :

$ rman target /

Recovery Manager: Release - Production on Fri Sep 5 13:44:02 2008

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connected to target database:<dbname>

RMAN> backup current controlfile;

Starting backup at 05-SEP-08
using target database control file instead of recovery catalog
allocated channel: ORA_DISK_1
channel ORA_DISK_1: sid=499 devtype=DISK
channel ORA_DISK_1: starting compressed full datafile backupset
channel ORA_DISK_1: specifying datafile(s) in backupset
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-00569: =============== ERROR MESSAGE STACK FOLLOWS ===============
RMAN-00571: ===========================================================
RMAN-03009: failure of backup command on ORA_DISK_1 channel at 09/05/2008 13:44:12
ORA-01580: error creating control backup file /<path>/snapcf_<sid>.f
ORA-27044: unable to write the header block of file
Linux Error: 22: Invalid argument
Additional information: 7





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